Renewable installation begins to recover
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has reported that domestic renewable energy installations have shown signs of recovery after the coronavirus crisis.
The number of MCS scheme-compliant installations fell sharply by 78 per cent between February and April 2020, before rising again by 37 per cent in May. The drop occurred at a time when 90 per cent of renewable energy installers were reporting that the coronavirus crisis was having an impact on their work.
Analysis at a more technology-specific level shows that the recovery has been bolstered by Solar PV installations, which were up 185% in June compared to the previous month.
Ian Rippin, CEO of MCS, said, “It is reassuring that we are seeing a consistently improving picture. Having spoken to several Contractors they tell me not only have they managed to hold on to some of the pre-lockdown work that they had secured, but that enquiries have improved dramatically too. We’ll continue to monitor the installation data closely.”
“I think we have now hit recovery mode and I believe, a unique opportunity to refocus our efforts and begin to reap benefits in accelerating investment in the low carbon economy.”