28 June 2012
David Morgan, tadea’s Commercial Manager, recently gave two presentations in Wales to help installers get to grips with energy efficiency requirements and their impact on Feed-in Tariffs.
The presentations, which were given at events in Llandudno and Cardiff last month, focussed on how to raise energy inefficient buildings to ‘D’-rated status – only buildings which meet this standard are eligible for the maximum Feed-in Tariff payments. At the two events, David also explained how the installation of solar PV affects EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) ratings.
Recent changes in legislation have caused great concern among those working in the solar sector, and these talks were aimed at helping installers get to grips with an industry in flux.
David’s appearance at the Wales events came on the back of a similar presentation he gave at Solar Reset, which took place in York in February. His presentation there was so well received that the invitation to speak in Wales followed soon afterwards.
David said: “It was great to go along to these events and to help get across what really is a very important message for the solar industry.
“There were lots of installers present, and now they should be better able to advise the people they work with on how to go about attaining an Energy Performance Certificate ‘D’ rating. This means so much for the industry going forward. Installers need to know what a D-rated building looks like, what an E-rated building looks like, and more importantly what to do to bridge that gap and move from one to the other. Following these events, they should be better equipped to do that.”
The Energy Saving Trust’s Louise Morris was one on of the event’s organisers. She says:
“The Generate Wales Network events looked at the future of the renewables sector and the introduction of EPC assessment criteria for PV. David gave a great insight into EPC requirements, including the range of house types, and the potential for PV to impact on the energy rating of that property. He put the new rules into context and helped installers understand which households may benefit from PV installation.”