The domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI) was launched this week nationwide, covering heat generated through biomass, heat pumps and thermal panels.

Tariffs of between 7.3p and 19.2p per killowatt-hour will be paid by the government to those registered to the scheme, and Ms Munt has backed the idea for those locally.

She said: “Many people in rural Somerset are either stuck with expensive oil or LPG, or are trying to switch to greener ways of heating their homes and water.

“Not only will people have warmer homes and cheaper fuel bills, but also they will reduce their impact on the environment, and get cash payments for installing new low-carbon techonologies.” [More...]

On April 9 the Government announced the full details of who will be eligible for support under the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive. Owner occupiers as well as second homes, private landlords and legacy applications are eligible for the domestic RHI, where renewable heating technologies have been installed since July 15, 2009.

Eligible technologies include biomass, air and ground source heat pumps and solar thermal, with a maximum system size of 45kW.

The scheme will be based upon a seven year tariff for all technologies, and are paid on pence per kWh of renewable heat, allowing for systems to be paid off more quickly. [more...]

GREEN energy specialist SERS Energy Solutions says it fears home owners believe many insulation funding schemes have dried up. It is launching an awareness campaign in Staffordshire after moving to a central site in Stoke.

The company says a combination of low-cost finance deals and cashback means that home owners can still insulate their houses and save thousands of pounds on fuel bills. [More..]

Sustainable energy experts RegenSW have said a ‘record’ number of visitors attended the organisation’s Renewable Energy Marketplace, held at Exeter’s Westpoint Arena.

The Government launched its domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme this week, which will reward householders who replace fossil fuel boilers with renewable heating solutions such as biomass systems, air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps and solar thermal technologies. [More...]

UK homes can now earn up to £3,690 per year for heating their homes with renewable technologies and save themselves up to £2,000 per year on their energy bills

Launched yesterday, the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat. It follows months of speculation in the industry.

Similar to the popular Feed-in-Tariff enjoyed by installers of PV solar panels, the RHI will pay people for generating their own heat energy plus they get to heat their home efficiently.

The tariff is calculated on the expected cost of renewable heat generation over 20 years, and is paid every quarter over 7 years. The payments are index linked. [More...]