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Domestic RHI Goes Live

12th April 2014

Homeowners in the UK have got the green light to switch to renewable heat as the long awaited domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) goes live (9/4/14). 

This new government incentive scheme will pay residents who heat their homes using renewable sources. New and existing installations since 2009 will be eligible for the scheme, with some 18,000 people already enjoying the benefits of renewable heat in their homes. Quarterly payments will be made over seven years for heat produced by solar thermal, biomass boilers, and ground and air source heat pumps.

Rupert Higgin, Managing Director of renewable installation company, TGE Group, comments: “Guaranteed tariffs and regular payments will make this an attractive option to homeowners and I am sure we will see a high level of interest. The scheme is clearly laid out and should not be afflicted by the same turmoil surrounding the launch of the Feed-in Tariff for solar PV.  

“At TGE Group our commercial renewable heat installations have increased dramatically with the launch of the commercial RHI and now account for 38% of our renewable installations. However, both schemes need media exposure and a process of end customer education to ensure the benefits are fully understood.”

For more information on the domestic or commercial RHI, visit OFGEM's website. For further information on installing renewable energy or energy efficiency upgrades, call 0845 643 2528.

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