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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

From April 2014, householders in Shetland who install a renewable energy heating system will be entitled to financial support from the UK Government.

Under a scheme known as the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), payments will be made to anyone who puts in an air source heat pump, a biomass system, a ground source heat pump or solar thermal technology.

But the scheme is not only for new systems – anyone who has installed one of these four eligible technologies since July 2009 can apply.

Householders will be required to produce an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for their system and some other associated paperwork.

If E&H Heating and Ventilation installed your system please get in touch with us and we will be able to help with that.

The amount of money that will be paid out has been set at:

  • 7.3p per kWh for air source heat pumps
  • 12.2p per kWh for biomass systems
  • 18.8p per kWh for ground source heat pumps
  • 19.2p per kWh for solar thermal technologies

However, the Government has already announced that these tariffs will be reduced in future for new entrants – so you are advised to apply as soon as possible.

If you want to know more about the scheme, please get in touch with us or follow these links.

Grants & Loans

Householders and businesses can take advantage of a variety of government and local authority grants for domestic renewable energy investments, provided that they are for approved equipment and installed by approved installers.

To find out more about these schemes and what is available to you please contact Energy Saving Trust.

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