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Ecodan now CERT funded
Ecodan now CERT funded as renewables hit Westminster
19 July 2010
Mitsubishi Electric has been helping to put the case for renewable technology to the country’s leaders as part of its support for the Micropower Council which held a special renewable event at the Houses of Parliament on 14 July.
In addition to 30 peers and MP, including Greg Barker MP, the Minister of State for Climate Change, the briefing meeting was attended by senior civil servants and interested parties, with over 170 guests able to talk directly to Micropower Council members.
Mitsubishi Electric used the event to demonstrate how its Ecodan® range of air source heat pumps has quickly established itself as one of the most efficient and effective low carbon alternatives to gas and oil heating.
This has now been reflected in an approved Ofgem carbon score which can be used for both CERT (carbon emissions reductions target) and CESP (community energy saving programme) funding schemes.
“We see this funding as a replacement for the recently axed low carbon building programme,” explains Donald Daw, commercial director of Mitsubishi Electric and vice president of the Micropower Council.
The Ecodan score is based on extensive field trails that have also been scrutinised by a UKAS approved test facility. Mitsubishi Electric has accumulated the equivalent of eight years of monitoring data and sees this hard evidence as key to persuading politicians of the value of renewable technology.
The company has played an active part in Energy Saving Trust trials over the past two years and has also conducted its own live winter trials to establish how effective air source heat pumps can be throughout a British winter.
“The Micropower Council briefing sent a clear message to Westminster that industry is already working together to develop the products that will help reduce energy use and we are ready to scale up production if the Government is able to show support,” ended Daw.