German manufacturer of boilers, Buderus, has launched a commercial system for solar water heating. The system which can accommodate up to fifty solar panels includes the full set of controls and ancillary kits.
Velux, a manufacturer of roof windows and building materials, has launched a campaign to urge the government to make it mandatory to use of solar thermal technology in all new build projects.
Recent feedback from plumbers and heating engineers involved in the solar thermal industry has been very negative regarding the governments’ Low Carbon Buildings Scheme. The government has allocated £87 million of funding to be spent on solar thermal systems in the UK, but it is not being implemented as there are only 31 plumbers that are approved installers under the scheme.