UK announced detail on renewable heat subsidy

The Department of Energy and Climate Change in the UK have provided further details on the subsidy for domestic renewable heat this week.

The new proposals offer additional support for combined heat and power, ground and air-source heat pumps, waste, deep and geothermal heat. Householders will get paid for the heat produced by their installed technology through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

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Under the new plans, they will receive payments for seven years for each kilowatt hour (kWh) of heat produced compared to the property’s expected heat usage, reports Energy Live News.

Payments of 6.9-11.5 pence per kWh will be eligible for air source heat pumps, biomass boilers will receive 5.2-8.7p/kWh, 12.5-17.3p/kWh for ground source heat pumps and solar thermal technologies will get 17.3p/kWh.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “We need to revolutionise the way we heat our homes and businesses and move away from expensive fossil fuels, not only to cut carbon but to help meet our renewables targets and save money on bills.

DECC hopes the scheme could help drive 380,000 renewable heating installations by 2020.

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