domestic rhi

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 […]

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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. […]

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The Domestic RHI is warming up renewables market

Since its launch on April 9th 2014, the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive has racked up some fairly impressive application numbers. By the end of July, the scheme had seen 7,418 applications and of those, 4,961 are already approved and accredited. While application numbers are impressive, early activity under the scheme has been heavily slanted towards […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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