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More woe for Part L – now solar water heating is hit

by mel starrs on May 31, 2006

in Part L

The disastrous implementation of Part L continues with solar panels the latest technology to fall foul:

Johnston (Managing Director of Chester based company Solartwin) says ODPM red tape makes it impossible for 82% of Britain’s solar water heating panels to be installed legally, unless they are installed in a place where they will not heat up such as inside a dark garage or underground. This is because a “supplementary information” phrase requires water entering a conventional solar panel to be cold. This is impossible to achieve unless the solar panel is sited in a place which is without light because it will otherwise heat up water. Of course, solar panels in the dark don’t work.


::via Green Building Press