SummitSkills welcomes Which? undercover findings on solar PV

Published:  03 August, 2011

Summitskills has welcomed the conclusions of consumer group Which?’s recent undercover investigation into companies offering solar PV installations. The investigation raised issues about the variability of the quality of advice and installation provided by companies promoting their services to fit renewable-energy equipment. It reflects the concerns of the recently established National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies, set up by SummitSkills earlier this year to provide access to a network of high-quality environmental training.

Keith Marshall, chief executive of SummitSkills, said, ‘We are pleased to see Which? drawing attention to this very important issue. the UK has a demanding carbon-emissions target to meet, and it is through high-quality work by the building-services professions that the biggest steps will be taken towards achieving that target.

‘We echo Which?’s call for the Government to put quality advice and installation at the heart of its recently launched micro-generation strategy and into the Green Deal to be launched next year. Now is the time to build quality assurance into the environmental-technology market, protecting consumers against unscrupulous traders and potentially preventing millions of pounds from being needlessly wasted.’



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