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Solar Power: Boilers

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 12 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will bring forward proposals to prohibit the sale of domestic boilers that are incompatible with solar water-heating panels; and if he will make a statement. (209568)

I have been asked to reply.

It is not necessary to prohibit the sale of any domestic boiler as they all have the potential to be compatible with solar water-heating panels. However, there are criteria that have to be observed when incorporating a solar water-heating panel within a boiler-based heating system to ensure its safe operation.