The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will come into force in April 2011. And with just three months left until the launch, Home Heating Guide, the UK’s leading online resource for homeowners regarding all domestic central heating, boiler and renewable energy-related issues, is advising potential applicants to use this time to their benefit.
The purpose of the RHI is to increase the level of heat generation in the UK from renewable sources. This scheme has been designed to tie in with the Government’s ambition to reduce the nation’s carbon emissions.
Only certain technologies apply to this scheme; however everyone is potentially eligible.
There are a total of six qualifying technologies, such as solar thermal, all of which can be explored at www.homeheatingguide.co.uk.
As part of the RHI anyone who adopts an eligible technology will be able to benefit in three ways.
Firstly, you will not be reliant on gas or oil so you will save money. Secondly, you will receive a payment for the heat and hot water you generate. This is dependent on the amounts you generate, but the payout is up to 18p/kWhr. Thirdly, you’ll be reducing your carbon footprint.
David Holmes, Founder of the Home Heating Guide, says: “Now really is the perfect time for any property owners to start seriously considering a renewable energy investment. All the information you need can be found on the Home Heating Guide website.
“The RHI is all about saving money and contributing to a greener environment. It really couldn’t have come about at a better time. As we all know, energy companies are continually hiking up costs for consumers, so this is a great opportunity for the everyday individual to take control of their heating bills.”
The qualifying technologies are:
- Air, water and ground-source heat pumps
- Solar thermal
- Biomass boilers
- Renewable combined heat and power
- Use of biogas and bioliquids
- Injection or biomethane into the natural gas grid
For more information on the Renewable Heat Incentive, tips on how to reduce your energy bills and the latest news on the heating industry, visit www.homeheatingguide.co.uk