Renewable energy - Renewable heat initiative

On the 10th March 2011, details were announced about the RHI policy. This is the first financial support scheme for renewable heat of its kind. Renewable heat means to generate heat using a renewable technology or source. An example is the sun, ground, water or sustainably harvested wood/plants and biogas. Example of technologies associated with the RHI are:

  • Biomass boilers
  • Solar Thermal
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Air to Water Heat Pumps
  • On-Site Biogas combustion
  • Deep Geothermal
  • Energy form Municipal solid waste
  • Injection of Biomethane into the grid

The RHI will begin for the non-domestic phase sometime in 2012 and for domestic October 2012. In the meantime the Government has introduced the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme which will be aimed mainly at those 'off gas' and rely on more expensive fossil fuels for heating but a voucher for solar thermal can be applied for for house on regular heating. The scheme works similarly to the boiler scrappage scheme whereby customers will get a fixed payment voucher for installing a renewable heating device such as:

  • Solar Thermal
  • Air to Water Heat pumps
  • Ground Source Heat pumps
  • Biomass Boilers

 

 


Last Updated on Thursday, November 30, 2017

On the 10th March 2011, details were announced about the RHI policy. This is the first financial support scheme for renewable heat of its kind. Renewable heat means to generate heat using a renewable technology or source. An example is the sun, ground, water or sustainably harvested wood/plants and biogas. Example of technologies associated with the RHI are:

  • Biomass boilers
  • Solar Thermal
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Air to Water Heat Pumps
  • On-Site Biogas combustion
  • Deep Geothermal
  • Energy form Municipal solid waste
  • Injection of Biomethane into the grid

The RHI will begin for the non-domestic phase sometime in 2012 and for domestic October 2012. In the meantime the Government has introduced the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme which will be aimed mainly at those 'off gas' and rely on more expensive fossil fuels for heating but a voucher for solar thermal can be applied for for house on regular heating. The scheme works similarly to the boiler scrappage scheme whereby customers will get a fixed payment voucher for installing a renewable heating device such as:

  • Solar Thermal
  • Air to Water Heat pumps
  • Ground Source Heat pumps
  • Biomass Boilers

Last Updated on Thursday, November 30, 2017