Non-domestic RHI air source heat pump tariff 2.5p/kWh
Source Energy are pleased to share the fantastic news from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) regarding the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This scheme will now include air to water source heat pumps, and will offer a tariff of 2.5p/kWh for 20 years for installations from 2nd December 2013.
This is a significant increase from original proposals of 1.7p/kWh, helping make this renewable energy technology more attractive to businesses, who want to reduce their carbon emissions whilst benefiting financially. Air source heat pumps are a fantastic option when site space is limited and can often be integrated into existing properties. Learn about the benefits and considerations when installing an air source heat pump here >>
Ground Source commercial RHI review:
In addition the ground source heat pump tariffs have been reviewed, there will be one single tariff for all ground source heat pumps approved by the scheme (opposed to the 4.8p/kWh for <100kWh systems and 3.5p/kWh for systems >100kWh). This new single tariff has two tiers:
Tier one: 8.7p/kWh for the ‘initial’ 15% of heat i.e. 1,314 hours over a 12 month period.
Tier two: 2.6p/kWh for the remainder 85% of heat.
This 20 year tariff will be available for eligible commercial ground source heat pump installations commissioned from 21st January 2013.
These non-domestic RHI changes are expected to come into force from spring 2014.
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