The long awaited Green Deal, expected to give renewable energy technologies a boost this autumn, has now been delayed for the non-domestic sector. This delay is due to predicted complications the commercial scheme may face as it is more multidimensional to plan.
A DECC spokesperson said: “It’s likely the Green Deal for business won’t be launched at the same time as the Green Deal for domestic but this is because it is such a complex area and we need to get it right.
“We are discussing how best to do this with industry, who are telling us they support our decision to have a managed introduction of the Green Deal to ensure its success from day one. It is probable; however, that many small businesses will be able to take part in the domestic scheme.”
Even though delays have been announced it is likely that the rollout of the non-domestic scheme would follow shortly after that of the domestic when it is launched later this year in October.
Let’s just hope that everything runs smoothly because if it all goes well this will be a great scheme for both the installer and consumer involved. Of course, that’s if delays don’t set off further uncertainty within the industry because let’s face it – we could all do without that couldn’t we?