Ground Source Heat Pumps
Solar Thermal Systems
Wood Pellet Boilers
Air Source Heat Pumps
This scheme is open and the tariff levels are as follows:
|Ground Source Heat Pump||18.8p/kWh|
|Air Source Heat Pump||7.3p/kWh|
Customers in receipt of the Renewable Heat Premium Payments (RHPP) will be able to receive long term RHI tariff support, as will anybody who has installed an eligible technology since 15th July 2009. However, if RHPP has been claimed, this will be deducted from the RHI payments in equal amounts over the 7 years.
Payments are calculated on the annual amount of heat output, expressed in kilowatt hours (kWh). The beneficiary of the incentive will receive a set amount based on the deemed output, to encourage low energy consumption and discourage wasting heat. This deemed output will be stated on an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) which forms part of the Green Deal Assessment.
The RHI will encourage renewable energy systems to be installed in buildings adopting a basic level of energy efficiency measures in a “whole house approach”. A basic minimum level of energy efficiency required for existing homes would be: at least 125mm of loft insulation and cavity wall filled where appropriate. Having a Green Deal Assessment is a pre-requisite to applying for the RHI and energy efficiency measures will be recommended via this.
Useful numbers if you have any problems with your RHI application:
Telephone: 0300 0030 744 (RHI enquiry line open Monday to Friday 8am-7pm and Saturdays 9am-2pm)
Are those having had eligible products installed after 15th July 2009 but before the launch date.
When to apply:
Whichever category you fit into, you need to apply for the RHI within 12 months of it opening
What will you need:
Are those installing eligible products after the RHI launch date
When to apply:
What you will need:
As described for Legacy customers and including an emmissions certificate for Biomass boilers (East Green Energy will provide this)
Ofgem have produced factsheets to give you some basic information in advance of the Domestic RHI launch. These can be found here on the Ofgem website.
Following the launch you’ll be able to get full information, guides and videos, and will be able to apply from this site
The full details of the domestic RHI policy statement is availbale below. Also available is a 2 page summary of this document that East Green Energy have drafted containing the key points.