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What is renewable heat?

Renewable heat is a term used to mean any heat that is generated using a renewable technology or source. For example, equipment that uses the sun, ground, or water as a means to generate heat. Also included are ‘renewable’ fuels such as sustainably-harvested wood and other plants, biogas and the biomass content of eligible waste streams.

Is my current boiler compatible with solar water heating?

Most conventional boiler and hot water cylinder systems are compatible with solar water heating. But if your boiler is a combination boiler (combi) and you don’t currently have a hot water tank, a solar hot water system may not be compatible.

A competent accredited installer will be able to assess your home and help you choose the best setup to meet your needs.

What technologies are covered by the scheme?

The scheme covers the following Technologies:

  • Biomass boilers (Including CHP biomass boilers)
  • Solar Thermal
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Water Source Heat Pumps
  • On-Site Biogas combustion
  • Deep Geothermal
  • Energy from Municipal Solid Waste
  • Injection of biomethane into the grid

Do you have space for a larger, or an extra, hot water cylinder?

If a dedicated solar cylinder is not already installed then you will usually need to replace the existing cylinder, or add a dedicated cylinder with a solar heating coil.

How long do the RHI tariffs last?

The Renewable Heat Incentive is paid for 20 years from the registration date and is index-linked for inflation. This means your payments are protected from inflation and will represent the same amount of savings year-on-year.