posted by Boiler Cashback Team on 11 April 2012
On 26 March, Department of Energy and Climate Change announced a second phase to the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme, which will provide further support for installations of renewable heat technologies in the household sector. The budget has been increased from £15m to £25m, and is including community schemes and there’ll be more social housing schemes that can benefit.
Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said:
“The new Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme will be bigger and better than the original. Renewable heat is a largely untapped resource and an important new green industry of the future. It’ll help the UK shift away from fossil fuel, reducing carbon emissions and encouraging innovation, jobs and growth in new advanced technologies.”
The scheme is designed to help Householders afford renewable technologies for their home, such as: Solar thermal panels, Heat pumps (air to water source, ground source or water source but excluding exhaust air heat pumps) and Biomass boilers. Homes not heated by mains gas will be able to apply for grants for air-to-water-source and ground and water source heat pumps, biomass boilers, all householders can apply for grants for solar thermal.
The amount received depends on which technology you are applying for;
There is an energy efficiency criteria, and householders must agree to complete customer questionnaires, as well as making provision for the installation of a meter to monitor their energy use and performance of their heating system.
The scheme will continue to be administered by The Energy Saving Trust.
People in receipt of the Renewable Heat Premium Payments will be able to apply for the full Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariff support once the scheme is introduced in summer 2013, along with anybody who has installed an eligible technology since 15th July 2009.
But be aware the Government has not yet published its proposals for how the Renewable Heat Incentive will work in the domestic sector, so there is no guarantee what level of support the Renewable Heat Incentive Tariffs will provide.
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