The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced that Householders across Great Britain will be able to get even more cash for renewable heating kit.
The money off vouchers available under the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme have been increased to £2,300 for ground source heat pumps, £2,000 for biomass boilers, £1,300 for air source heat pumps and £600 for solar thermal systems.
The RHPP scheme, first launched in July 2011, is designed to encourage householders to switch to renewable heat from traditional heating systems by offering money off the cost of the equipment. The scheme is targeted at those living off the gas grid, where most money on bills and carbon can be saved.
Alongside changes to the voucher values, householders will now be required to undertake a Green Deal Assessment before submitting a claim to the Energy Saving Trust (EST) to redeem their voucher. This will help householders think about how renewable heat could fit with energy efficiency improvements for their home and ensure they are advised on choosing the right technology for them. The additional voucher values are intended to reflect the cost of a Green Deal Assessment, as well as the cost of these getting these technologies installed in homes.
More information on the RHPP scheme can be found here:https://www.gov.uk/renewable-heat-premium-payment-scheme.
Householders can apply for the RHPP scheme on the EST website:http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Generating-energy/Getting-money-back/Renewable-Heat-Premium-Payment-Phase-2
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