Solar Power

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 13th October 2011.

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Photo of Guto Bebb Guto Bebb Conservative, Aberconwy

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many companies with less than five people employed in their manual workforce and a turnover of under £0.5 million are registered as qualified to install solar thermal, air source and ground source systems under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme in (a) Wales and (b) nationally.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The Department does not hold information on the turnover or number of employees for certified MCS installation companies. All MCS installation companies are listed on the MCS website:

The number of MCS installation companies based in the UK and Wales for solar thermal and heat pumps technologies are as follows:

Technology MCS companies in whole of UK MCS companies based in Wales
Solar thermal 1004 38
Ground source heat pumps 584 26
Air source heat pumps 687 28

The total numbers of microgeneration installation companies registered as MCS certificated are:

(a) 124 based in Wales;

(b) 3,269 based in the whole UK.

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