• Great Britain: Domestic Renewable Heat Incentives with Extensive Rules

    The domestic Renewable Heating Incentive (dRHI) for England, Wales and Scotland has been launched on 9 April 2014. For solar thermal, the dRHI will pay the end-user tariff at a rate of 0.192 Pound Sterling (GBP)/kWh for 7 years. The existing non-domestic RHI scheme continues at a new rate...
  • Scotland: CARES Grants Renewables in Poor Communities

    The Scottish Government supports the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) since March 2011, that subsidises 90 % of solar thermal systems in communities which fall within the lowest band of the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation. However, the community has to decide either to accept...

  • Great Britain: Launch of the UK Renewable Heat Incentive

    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...


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