Earlier this month the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) published the tariff levels for the new Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). RHI allows households to earn money (up to hundreds of pounds per year) for heat generated by their solar thermal panels, biomass boilers and heat pumps.
The tariff levels have now 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
At least 19.2p/kWh for solar thermal
The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has welcomed the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announcement of the new energy tariffs under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for householders. However, there is some uncertainty over the official start date of the scheme as no official implementation announcement has been made.
Esther Harries, Commercial Manager, APHC Ltd. commented:
“APHC is pleased that the government have further committed to the Renewable Heat Incentive by announcing these tariff figures. However, we would urge the government to follow this with a confirmed launch date for the scheme as soon as possible given the delays that have already occurred. A confirmed implementation date would provide the industry with assurances that the scheme will go ahead and will allow proper action plans to be put in place.”
For more details on the scheme, the Tariffs and application criteria please visit the Gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/the-heat-is-on-for-householders
Source: Ayresblog / APHC