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Solar Thermal Panels, Biomass Boilers/Heat Pumps…

on July 22, 2013

For people who have installed solar thermal panels, biomass boilers or heat pumps since 2009 or intend to….

The heat is on for householders

Householders could get paid hundreds of pounds a year for heat generated by solar thermal panels, biomass boilers and heat pumps, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker confirmed today.

The 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 19.2 p/kWh for solar thermal.

The new Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for householders is designed to drive forward uptake of renewable heat technologies in homes across Great Britain to cut carbon, help meet renewables targets and save money on bills. The scheme is a world first, and has been up and running for the non – domestic sector since November 2011.

Today’s announcement follows extensive consultation on how a financial incentive would work best for householders and takes into account lessons learned from the Renewable Heat Premium Payment grant scheme (RHPP) and the RHI non domestic scheme.

Read the press notice in full
View the Consultation Response documents


One response to “Solar Thermal Panels, Biomass Boilers/Heat Pumps…

  1. Barry Morgan says:

    Because I live in a conservation area in Norman Road I have been told I can’t put solar panels on the roof – can you clarify if the Council will allow panels now

    Date: Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:39:08 +0000 To:

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