2013 - July 2013

The Heat Is On For Householders – 19/07/13

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Energy and Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker, has announced that householders in the UK could be paid hundreds of pounds a year for heat generated by solar thermal panels, biomass boilers and heat pumps.

Following extensive consultation on how financial incentive would work best for householders, the coalition Government has created the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The RHI, which has been running for the non-domestic sector since November 2011, is designed to drive forward uptake of renewable heat technologies in homes across the UK to cut carbon, help meet renewables targets and save money on bills.

Homeowners, private and social landlords and anyone building their own home can get involved and will need to complete a Green Deal Assessment before submitting their application for RHI. As a Green Deal Assessor, HBC can carry out assessments and install any of the renewable technologies included in the RHI.

The RHI tariff levels have been set at 7.3p/kWh for air source heat pumps; 12.2p/kWh for biomass boilers; 18.8p/kWh for ground source heat pumps and at least 19.2p/kWh for solar thermal.

“The RHI represents long term investment in renewable heat technologies and offers both financial and environmental benefits for domestic households. It means cleaner energy and cheaper bills in the foreseeable future.”

Dr Kerry Dickinson, Renewables Solutions Manager, Tropo

For more information contact:

Steve Allen
Business Development Manager