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Great Britain: Second Phase of the Interim Payment for Residential Clients

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on June 19, 2012

 Number of granted solar thermal installations ” The start of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for British home owners has been officially postponed to summer 2013. To fill the gap, the UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) started the second phase of its interim one-off payment – called the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme (RHPP) – on 1st May 2012, and published the results of Phase One which closed in March 2012. The chart above shows the number of subsidised solar water heaters per region. Altogether, 1,706 solar thermal systems were granted in the first phase of the RHPP.
Source: DECC

Great Britain: Launch of the UK Renewable Heat Incentive

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on December 5, 2011

After considerable delays and uncertainty, the UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been finally launched the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme on 28th November 2011. Solar heating is one of the included technologies. The first phase of the tariff support is targeted at the non-domestic sector. This includes businesses, public sector, charities, not-for-profit organisations or industry which contributes 38% of the UK’s carbon emissions. Installations that were previously completed after 15 July 2009 will be eligible.

Great Britain: Further delays in the start of the Renewable Heating Initiative

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on March 21, 2011

On 10th March 2011 the UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) published details of their Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. This will launch on 29th July 2011 (see press release). The RHI aims to help the UK achieve a target of 12% of total heat consumption coming from renewable energy sources by 2020. It is predicted over the next decade that this initiative will reduce carbon emissions by 44 million tonnes, although this depends on which fuels are displaced.

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