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Renewable Heat Sector See RHPP Double

The Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) is to double for homeowners, the government has announced.

Increasing the grant levels will come as a welcome boost to the renewable heating industry following the disappointment of continued delays to the domestic RHI.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has bowed to strong calls from within industry to make the RHPP more generous in order to support the market as a stopgap until the RHI takes over next summer.

Also announced is a new rule that all future recipients of the RHPP must undergo a Green Deal assessment to qualify.

Therefore, payments for Ground Source Heat Pumps will nearly double from £1,250 to £2,300 whilst those who install Air Source Heat Pumps will now receive £1,300, up from £850.  Biomass support has increased from £950 to £2,000 and Solar Thermal £300 to £600.

More details are on the Energy Saving Trust Website:

Air Source
Solar PV
Solar Thermal