Households can now apply for Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is now open and will pay households for renewable heat they generate in their homes.

The payments, over seven years, are to offset the cost of installing low carbon heating systems such as solar thermal, biomass boilers and ground source heat pumps.

The scheme is open home owners, social and private landlords, and people who build their own homes. It is available to households both on and off the gas grid. Continue reading

Councils could have big role in renewable heat uptake as financial incentives arrive on the scene

At the Calderdale People’s Assembly meeting on energy efficiency and renewable energy last autumn, some people wanted to know about financial incentives from the government for installing renewable heating at home. Such as solar thermal, biomass or ground- or air-source heating,

This scheme is called the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive and it looks as if it’s about to launch around Easter time. The regulations are due to be debated in the House of Lords on 26 March and in the House of Commons on 2 April. Continue reading