The UK Government has now announced the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to be launched in June 2011.
What is it?… a financial incentive designed to encourages individuals, communities and businesses to switch from using fossil fuel for heating, to renewable sources such as solar thermal.
How does it work?… when you replace or off-set the amount energy generated from your existing fossil fuel heating system (e.g. gas, oil or coal) with a solar hot water system you will get paid a set amount each year as an incentive/reward for reducing your CO2 emissions and helping to prevent climate change.
The Government are not proposing to measure the heat generated from installations. Instead, an estimated figure will be used to work out payments.
The estimated figure represents the amount of heat energy needed to warm the home and/or hot water and will vary by house age and size, as well as by technology.
It has been proposed that payments would be made annually to householders.
• Air, water and ground-source heat pumps
• Solar thermal
• Biomass boilers
• Renewable combined heat and power
• Use of biogas and bio-liquids
• Injection of bio-methane into the natural gas grid.
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