Heat pump installations hit record levels in 2023 — plus, more people are adding solar batteries to their homes

Heat pump installations soared in 2023
Heat pump, solar panel and solar battery installations saw record figures in 2023 (Image credit: Getty Images)

UK renewable energy is showing no signs of slowing down, according to data from an industry accreditation scheme.

Data from the MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme), the industry’s official standards body, shows there have been 1.7 million installations across the UK since the scheme launched, with more than 220,500 installations registered in 2023 alone.

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