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Ofgem reports on first 1000 domestic RHI applicants

Financial returns for solar heating

 Jun, 02 - 2014   no comments   Green IssuesRenewable Energy

Stuart Elmes, from Viridian Solar and a representative of the Solar Trade Association, wrote a blog for the Solar Power Portal explaining the financial returns of social heating under the RHI compared with solar photovoltaics and FiTs. Here’s an overview: Stuart calculates that returns for solar heating can be as much as...


Air Source Heat Pumps join the Non-domestic RHI

 Jun, 11 - 2014   no comments   Green IssuesRenewable Energy

New changes to the government’s non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will see air-to-water heat pumps finally included in the scheme, as well as a tariff increase for solar thermal technology, and a split tariff increase for ground source heat pumps. Tariffs as follows: Air-to-water heat pumps -  2.5p/kWh Solar thermal...


The Queen backing out on green?

 Jun, 17 - 2014   1 comment   Green IssuesRenewable Energy

The 2014 Queen’s Speech has been criticised by the renewables sector as containing the “worst row-backs on green policy”, damaging a former pledge that all new homes will need to be carbon zero by 2016. Government plans include “the creation of an allowable solutions scheme to enable all new homes...


Domestic RHI is launched!

 Apr, 09 - 2014   no comments   Green IssuesRenewable Energy

After much anticipation, the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has been launched today (9th April 2014), offering homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing solar thermal, heat pump and biomass technologies. Applications are open now, so installers looking to help their customers take advantage of the domestic RHI can...


Changes to MCS – are you competent?

 Feb, 28 - 2014   no comments   Green IssuesRenewable Energy

MCS registered installers should be aware that the rules have tightened up, bringing this competent persons’ scheme more in-line with the likes of the Gas Safe Register. From April, all companies wishing to obtain their MCS certification must meet a range of new competencies. Examples include the fact that solar thermal...


More Green Deal cash back

 Feb, 28 - 2014   no comments   Green IssuesRenewable Energy

Cash back for homeowners benefitting from the Green Deal has increased for some Green Deal measures; such as double glazing, solid wall insulation and ‘room in roof’ insulation (for those who have loft conversions). Green Deal cash back increases: •Up to £4,000 is now available for solid wall insulation, up...


RHI Training Voucher scheme extended

 Feb, 12 - 2014   no comments   Green IssuesRenewable Energy

The RHI Training Support Voucher scheme has been extended, with an additional £150,000 added to the £500,000 pot. The scheme, which offers £500 or 75% off the cost of training in solar thermal, heat pump and biomass training, plus an apprenticeship initiative, has been subject to high demand. Based on the early indications of interest...


RHI Training Vouchers – courses available now!

 Feb, 06 - 2014   2 comments   Green IssuesRenewable Energy

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Training Support Vouchers are now available, redeem yours at Logic4training for heat pump and solar thermal training. We deliver the Logic Certification versions of these courses - currently the only qualifications recognised by the scheme. How to apply: Visit www.rhitraining.co.uk, click on the ‘Voucher Application’ tab and at the bottom...


Condensing biomass boilers get RHI boost!

 Nov, 20 - 2013   no comments   Green IssuesRenewable Energy

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has announced that condensing biomass boilers will qualify for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), when the scheme is launched in spring 2014, provided they meet the other eligibility criteria. Condensing biomass boilers previously had come under the spotlight amid fears that certain...


Logic4training partners Gas Safe Register at the Energy Efficiency Show 2013!

 Sep, 09 - 2013   1 comment   GasGreen IssuesRenewable Energy

This autumn sees the return of the regional Energy Efficiency Shows, (incorporating the Renewables Roadshow); an exhibition designed to bring trade professionals up to speed with all things ‘green’. Logic4training is exhibiting at the South-East show, which takes place on 24th September, alongside Gas Safe Register, helping to drive home...


Smart delays for smart meters?

 May, 23 - 2013   no comments   ElectricalGasGreen Issues

The roll-out of smart meters in 30 million UK homes has been postponed by more than a year. A recent Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announcement claims the £11.7bn project will now commence in 2015 to enable the industry more time to design, build and test the communications...


Solar Trade Association update

 Apr, 25 - 2013   no comments   Green IssuesRenewable Energy

The Solar Trade Association is constantly striving to improve the solar sector, for consumers and installers. Here’s an update of the bodies latest activity: DECC Consultation on Domestic RHI In the run up to the September 2012 consultation, STA formed a contact group for RHI and this group was involved in...


#Tweetforheat

 Apr, 25 - 2013   1 comment   Green IssuesRenewable EnergyUncategorized

The Solar Trade Association is campaigning for the launch of a meaningful Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), one which will encourage end-users to take advantage, while boosting business for renewable installers, particularly solar thermal ones. This Friday (26th April) the Solar Trade Association needs you to #TweetforHeat Stuart Elmes Chair of the...