Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), similar to the Feed-In Tariff, is a UK Government initiative to encourage the uptake of renewable energy technologies. The RHI however specifically applies to technologies that use the sun, ground or water to generate heating. (Also included in RHI are renewable fuels). Announced in March 2011 it offers quarterly payments to those with renewable heat installations - including solar thermal systems and ground and air source heat pumps.
The scheme is currently only available for commercial installations - however The Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme is an interim initiative to support residential renewable heat installations (including solar thermal panels) before the RHI starts for the residential market in 2013 ....
For further details on the Reneweable Heat Incentive we recommend :
The Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme
To check whether your home’s eligible, contact The Green Energy Team for information.
The government has allocated a total £15 million to pay out in Renewable Heat Premium Payments, which will benefit around 25,000 homes. Those installing solar thermal systems will receive a one-off payment of £300. But it’s worth noting that once the pot of funding is used up, the payments will be withdrawn. If getting the RHPP is a key factor in your decision it’s worth getting in quickly.
Everyone who receives the RHPP will then be able to apply for the full RHI tariff once the scheme’s introduced in 2013. Those who’ve installed an eligible technology since 15th July 2009 can also apply. The government hasn’t yet published its proposals for how the scheme will work for homeowners, so there’s no guarantee that those who receive the RHPP will be able to claim the ongoing RHI tariff.
For updated information on the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme (RHPP) we recommend:
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Please note that this information is intended as a guide only and not a statement of law.
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