A year ago on a 'renewables' road show, there were three distinct visitor types to the stand I was manning. Namely, people from social housing companies, gas installers looking at the business potential of 'getting into renewables'. and 'high net worth individuals'.
The social housing companies were meeting their carbon reduction policy commitments by installing insulation products, heat pumps, more efficient gas boilers, solar panels or a combination of all of them. The show was used to keep themselves up to date.
The gas installers were looking to differentiate themselves by switching into renewables and wanted to know how to do it. The final group were, usually, carrying out new build projects or carrying out renovation of old buildings which included installing a heat pump of sorts and they wanted to speak with the manufacturers.