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New Changes to RHI mean more will benefit from Renewables

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New Changes to RHI mean more will benefit from Renewables

Thanks to recent change to RHI, more social landlords and tenants could be benefitting from renewable heating, saving money on bills and having toastier houses from Spring 2015.

Soon (Spring 2015), registered social Landlords will no longer be required to have a green deal assessment in order to apply for the innovative RHI scheme. If social landlords already have energy performance certificates for their properties, less than 2 years old, they will be able to apply for the scheme without needing a green deal assessment.

Amber Rudd MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Climate Change:

“Renewable heating is a win-win for everyone – landlords, tenants and the environment.


“Social landlords often provide homes for some of the most vulnerable people, by making the RHI more accessible to them, we hope more of their tenants will be able to enjoy warmer homes and lower bills.”


Latest statistics on fuel poverty show there are 2.28m fuel poor households in the UK. 365,000 of them live in social housing.

A further change to the domestic RHI scheme will see the list of eligible technologies expand to include cooker stoves from Spring 2015. These are biomass stoves with back boilers, mainly designed for space and hot water heating, but can also be used for cooking. As cooker stoves are biomass stoves, they will receive the biomass tariff of 12.2p/kWh.

This means the list of heating systems now eligible under the domestic RHI scheme includes:

  • Air-source heat pumps – Tariff: 7.3p/kWh


  • Ground and water-source heat pumps – Tariff: 18.8p/kWh


  • Biomass-only boilers and biomass pellet stoves with integrated boilers (including cooker stoves) – Tariff: 12.2p/kWh


  • Solar thermal panels (flat plate and evacuated tube for hot water only) – Tariff: 19.2 p/kWh

With this in mind we should see an increase in the demand for renewable heating installers from next year. With the RHI vouchers scheme currently open to application for the last time it might be an idea to sign up for one now and get the right training in your chosen Renewable(s).

Visit for details on how to apply for a voucher.

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