Platzl Hotel, Sparkassenstraße 10, 80331 Munich, Germany
9 June 2015

The UK is the G8’s fastest growing energy economy

A BIG thank you to all of our speakers, partners and delegates who contributed to make this year's Doing Solar Business in the UK event a great success! We look forward to seeing you again in 2016.

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Our annual half day conference is designed to prepare you for thriving business in the UK solar market. Whether you’re looking to export for the first time or a well seasoned operator in the UK industry, DSB UK will furnish you with ample knowledge of the political, regulatory and financial environment necessary for succeeding in the market.

Scheduled to take place on the afternoon before Intersolar, Doing Solar Business in the UK is a no brainer for companies looking to secure business in Europe’s leading solar market.

"The launch of the RHI today is fabulous news and we are celebrating today. This will form a major boost to the renewable heating industry and the drive to reduce the country's carbon emissions. With £2.7 billion of funding available to inspire an anticipated 750,000 installations by 2020, we are expecting the RHI to do for the renewable heating sector what feed-in tariffs did for solar photovoltaics. What is most exciting about the RHI is the way it ties renewable heat generation together with the need to get the fabric of the building right first. To qualify for RHI payments, each building has to undergo a Green Deal Assessment to prove the fabric of the building is sufficient to keep the heat in. This is a great opportunity for installers to maximise their income by adapting their business to cover all aspects of each RHI project – the assessment, the retrofitting of the building fabric, and the installation of the heat pump, biomass, or solar thermal technology." Paul Joyner, Managing Director of Sustainable Building Solutions

"We have been waiting a long time for today’s announcement, but now that it is here it has the potential to transform the uptake of renewable technologies in the UK. The domestic RHI will encourage many more homeowners, private landlords and self-builders to harness green technologies such as air and ground source heat pumps and solar thermal because of the incentives available, while also providing a timely shot in the arm to thousands of renewable energy installers. We have seen the success of the commercial RHI, so the introduction of the domestic RHI is a natural next step on the road towards meeting the UK’s carbon reduction targets. The scheme allows households which have already installed eligible renewable technologies to receive the subsidy payments, but it will now make the uptake of such technologies particularly appealing to those with properties off the gas grid reliant on oil or electricity for heating." Mark McManus, Managing Director, Stiebel Eltron UK

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