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£15 million grant to help homeowners with installation costs of renewable heating systems

Monday 1st August 2011

Did you know that the government have just launched the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP), a grant aimed at helping UK homes with the installation costs of renewable heat?
Under the RHPP, homeowners can apply on a first-come-first-served basis for vouchers to put towards the cost of installing renewable heating systems in their homes. The vouchers will enable up to 25,000 households in the UK to claim up to £1250 towards an installation of a renewable heating system for their home.

 How much are the grants worth?
• £300 for solar thermal – voucher valid for 3 months
• £850 for an air source heat pump – voucher valid for 5 months
• £950 for a biomass boiler – voucher valid for 6 months
• £1250 for a ground source heat pump – valid for 6 months

Households that use RHPP vouchers to install renewable heating systems will also be able to apply for the domestic RHI as of October 2012.
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) recently announced by the Government follows in the footsteps of the Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) in that it is a payment incentive scheme.  Unlike the FITs, where you are paid to generate electricity, the RHI will pay for generating heat and hot water for your home and or business by installing renewable heating technologies.
By replacing your old heating boiler with a renewable heating system you can benefit from potentially not having to pay or paying reduced gas/oil bills that you would have otherwise have incurred.

The payments you will receive are Government backed, index linked and last for 20 years.
From July 2011 landlords, businesses, farmers, schools, hospitals, care homes and many others will be able to profit from the first phase of the Renewable Heat Incentive. Homeowners will be able benefit from the RHI as of October 2012.

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will encourage the use of technologies such as, solar thermal; heat pumps & biomass throughout the UK which will significantly help the country reach the target of a 20% reduction in green house gases by 2020.

Installations have to be carried out by qualified installers registered under the Government’s Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

As one of the leading MCS accredited renewable energy specialists, SOL2O can tell you exactly what this new scheme is all about. To receive more information on the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) voucher scheme, and to be updated with further developments please call us on 0800 2800 020 or email us at .  We can provide you with a free no obligation home survey.

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