New scheme is good news for owners of older buildings

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…]