How will the DRHI Closure affect installers?
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (DRHI) scheme is closing to new applications at midnight on 31 March 2022. To gain further insight into the thoughts and understanding of installers regarding the closure of the scheme, HIES conducted an industry survey to air source heat pump installers to gather some responses. Mark Woods, HIES Operations Director, […]Read More
Off-grid bungalow is one of the first to apply for RHI payments
Owners of an off-grid Bedfordshire bungalow are among the first to successfully apply for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), after swapping their solid fuel boiler for a NIBE F2040 air source heat pump package. Built in 2001, the three-bedroom, one-bathroom property was originally fitted with a high-maintenance anthracite-fired heating system. When the time came […]Read More
RHI – a misunderstood installer incentive?
The closure of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund might have been unexpected, but the continuing availability of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) to consumers is a reminder that there’s still plenty of potential for installers within the industry. The problem facing schemes such as the RHI is awareness amongst installers who stand to benefit. […]Read More
OFTEC launches renewable technology registration service
To support technicians working with renewable technologies, OFTEC has introduced new classes of registration for solar thermal systems and heat pumps, with plans to extend this further to cover biomass next year. The move enables installation businesses to join OFTEC’s combined Competent Person’s Scheme (CPS) and Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) which are widely regarded as […]Read More
City & Guilds gear up for the Green Deal
The City & Guilds Level 3 Awards in Installation and Maintenance of Environmental Technologies are being hailed as ‘the qualification of choice’ for those who want to take part in the Green Deal and Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes. The qualifications are aimed at those already working in the industry and offer learners the […]Read More