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Fiddling the feed-in tariff: prosecutions will follow...

Posted by John Martin on 8 February 2012 at 9:34 am

Fiddling the feed-in tariff: prosecutions will follow...

It has become apparent that a number of companies have committed fraud by submitting feed-in tariff (FIT) applications (or getting the consumer to do so) without actually having installed the equipment. This has clearly been driven by the change of FIT rates announced and the eligibility date…

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How the REAL code aims to protect consumers from pressure sales

Posted by John Martin on 12 September 2011 at 9:03 am

How the REAL code aims to protect consumers from pressure sales

As previously explained the REAL consumer code requires clear information to be provided in a consistent manner, it also places other constraints and conditions on businesses regarding their conduct such as: The member (company) is responsible for the conduct and behaviour of its representatives…

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The REAL consumer code - what it means for installers

Posted by John Martin on 2 March 2011 at 9:15 am

The REAL consumer code - what it means for installers

As an microgeneration certification scheme (MCS) approved business you must currently also be a member of the REAL Assurance scheme and work to their consumer code. The purpose of this code is primarily to protect the consumer from unscrupulous business/sales practices and ensure a consistent app…

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MCS and the use of subcontractors: how it all works

Posted by John Martin on 9 November 2010 at 10:46 am

MCS and the use of subcontractors: how it all works

Who needs to be MCS approved (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) and how do subcontractors fit in? These questions are often asked by participants on QMSA's national seminar programme. Under MCS it is the business that is approved and not the individual engineers. MCS allows a business to beco…

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Feed-in tariffs: how to claim them

Posted by John Martin on 5 July 2010 at 9:39 am

Feed-in tariffs: how to claim them

Feed-in tariffs are now up and running and many people are keen to take advantage of the potential returns. This is a guide to how to qualify and apply to receive these payments. If you are applying for an installation commissioned after 1 April 2010 you will need to ensure the following: …

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