Renewable Heat

Heat Pump Grant Increases to £7,500 – Boiler Upgrade Scheme

On 20th September, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a number of changes to UK climate policy. He pushed back a ban on new petrol and diesel cars to 2035 and also relaxed regulations to phase out gas boilers. But he … Continue reading

Boiler Upgrade Scheme Launches Today

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme launches today, 1st April, 2022. Well… sort of, because the scheme isn’t fully in place yet. Installers can’t register for the scheme until 11th April and grant applications and payments won’t begin until May 23rd. Heat pumps … Continue reading

UK Air Source Heat Pumps Have a Record Year for Domestic Installations

The latest domestic renewable heat update shows another record quarter for air source heat pumps. Coming after a second quarter performance that was also a record high, this completes the best 12 months for air source heat pumps since the … Continue reading

COP and SPF for Heat Pumps Explained

Heat pumps are powered by electricity but unlike conventional electrical heating, a heat pump is highly efficient. If you are looking into heat pumps, you’ll have come across the terms COP and SPF. Coefficient of Performance (COP) of Heat Pumps … Continue reading

How much does an air source heat pump cost?

If you’re considering switching to an air source heat pump for your heating and hot water, the cost of your installation is going to be a consideration for you. Here’s what you need to know. The cost of an air … Continue reading

What size air source heat pump do I need for my house?

Changing your heating over to a heat pump can be great for your pocket, and for the environment too. Heat pumps work by compressing the ambient heat in the outside air to concentrate that heat, then deliver it to your … Continue reading

How Does an Air Source Heat Pump Actually Work?

Even “cold” air contains energy in the form of heat. This energy is used to heat a refrigerant and turn it to gas. The gas is compressed and then fed to a condenser where it releases heat to the heating system. Continue reading

December Sees 1,730 Biomass Installations as Domestic RHI Installs Increase for 8th Month in a Row

December was another record month under the Domestic RHI. New installations have increased for the 8th month in a row with biomass dominating the figures spectacularly. Continue reading

Domestic RHI Growth Continues as Air Source Heat Pumps Have a Big Month in September

The latest Domestic Renewable Heat Update covers installations from September and shows new installations under the Domestic RHI continuing their month on month growth. Biomass continues to have the largest share of new installations under the Domestic RHI, with Air … Continue reading

Tariffs for Small Commercial Biomass to Reduce by 10% From October 1st 2014

DECC has announced a 10% reduction to the small commercial biomass tariff under the non-domestic RHI. The new tariffs for the quarter starting October 1st 2014 see tariffs for small commercial biomass (less than 200 kWth) reduce from 8.4 and … Continue reading

Air Source Heat Pumps and Biomass Dominate New Domestic RHI Installations

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive was launched on April 9th, 2014. A new report from Green Business Watch has analysed the most recent application numbers from the scheme and highlights some interesting facts about the uptake of domestic renewable heat. … Continue reading

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Guide Launched

This is just a really quick post to let people know that we have just launched our Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Guide. The Domestic RHI Guide is the latest in a series of guides we have prepared covering renewable energy, … Continue reading

Renewable Heat Incentive Finally Available For Domestic Use

Ofgem has announced that the long awaited Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is now available for domestic users from today. It is hoped that the scheme, which involves the use of a tariff for the production of renewable heat, will encourage … Continue reading

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is Open?

It looks like the Sunday Times were right and the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is finally set to open for business today. We haven’t seen an official announcement yet but Ofgem has updated its page on the Domestic RHI.  Ofgem … Continue reading

How to Get The Green Deal: Step by Step

A step by step guide on how to get the Green Deal and what is involved. Starting with your Green Deal Assessment, it helps to understand the process you’ll go through to avail of a Green Deal loan or cashback. Continue reading

Introduction to the Green Deal

The UK’s Green Deal programme is the first of its kind in the world. The scheme offers households a way to improve the efficiency of their property, reduce their carbon footprint and future proof their home, all without any capital … Continue reading

Alternate Efficient Technologies to Heat Your Home

Most homes in the UK have some version of central heating. If you are looking to replace all or part of this system in the near future, it is important to consider all the options to ensure you invest in an efficient heating system both for now and for the future. Continue reading

An Introduction to Solar Thermal – Solar Heating

Solar thermal is a popular choice for many householders. Unlike solar photovoltaics, solar thermal does not produce electricity. The panels are designed to warm water which can be used to supply hot water to the home or even to heat water for swimming pools or small central heating systems. Continue reading

New RHI Tariffs Finally Revealed

After a number of delays due to the consultation process, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has finally announced the tariffs for domestic users of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which will be available from the spring of … Continue reading

Introduction to the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme (RHPP)

As the domestic market awaits the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), many are unaware that the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme (RHPP) offers financial assistance right now for renewable heat technologies. Continue reading