If the Government is serious promoting the adoption of alternative energy then it must look to encourage small businesses to get involved. All electrical installations on houses are now covered by v17 of the Building Regulations and must therefor be safe. We accept that the 'product certification' part of the scheme is acceptable. SO if the product is certified and the installation deemed safe WHY is it necessary for a small business to spend about £5,000 on becoming certified – and then a further £1,500 per year maintaing that certification.
Removing this unnecessary rule would encourage more small businesses (especially electrical contractors) to involve themselves in reversing climate change.