Households in the UK will soon be eligible to receive hundreds of pounds (£) a year for using heat generated by heat pumps and other renewable heat technologies such as biomass boilers and solar thermal panels. In early July 2013, the UK announced the levels of the long awaited Renewable Heat Incentive tariffs for domestic renewable heat, which will be paid quarterly for 7 years, including extra payments for heat pump metering and monitoring support packages.
Tariff levels and paymentsInvesting for the long term in new renewable heat technologies will mean cleaner energy and cheaper bills. So this package of measures is a big step forward in our drive to get an innovative, renewable heating kit in our homes. Householders can now invest in a range of exciting heating technologies knowing how much the tariff will be for different renewable heat technologies and benefit from the clean green heat produced,” said Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker in an official statement.