RENEWABLE HEAT INCENTIVE
Can a heating System pay for itself?
An Introduction to
the Renewable Heat Incentive
The Renewable Heat Incentive is the world’s first long term financial support for the generation of renewable heat. It was introduced to encourage uptake of renewable technologies, whilst lowering the UK’s carbon emissions.
The Government’s Department of Climate Change (DECC) will now pay for the generation of renewable heat. This has been designed to level the playing field between the cost of renewable and traditional fossil fuel systems.
The more efficient the renewable system, the more money can be claimed. We want to show you how Mitsubishi Electric’s Ecodan can work for you.
The Renewable Heat
Incentive Application Process
Domestic Air Source Heat Pump
Time period – Claimable for 7 years
Tariff – 7.3p kWh
Heat claimable – Renewable heat only
Installations rom – Now
Claim from – Spring 2014
Flow temperatures – Lower flow temperatures optimise the performance of the heat pump, which will mean higher heat emitter guide star ratings and in turn higher RHI payments.
Accreditation – Both the product and installer must be Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) approved.
The new Ecodan Selection Tool allows end users, consultants, contractors or anyone else with an interest in heat pumps and the Renewable Heat Incentive to get an insight into what this technology could deliver to your building.
The RHI calculation tool section will help to work out your approximate RHI, whether for a single domestic dwelling or a large commercial project.
Based on the information entered, the Ecodan Selection Tool will produce a financial report detailing the benefits that both domestic and commercial Ecodan users can expect to receive. These include tailored information on the overall cost saving benefits; including total running costs, carbon emissions as well as the all-important RHI Payment figure.
An example page is shown below.
Non-Domestic Air Ground Source Heat Pump
Time period – Claimable for 20 years
Tariff – 2.5p kWh (Air) 7.2p kWh (Ground) Heat claimable – Total heat output Installations rom – Now
Claim from – Spring 2014
Flow temperatures – Low flow temperatures will achieve lower running costs, but RHI allows any
flow temperature as long as it achieves an SPF (Seasonal Performance Factor) of 2.5
Accreditation – Our non-domestic heat pumps are Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) approved
*Tier 1 – 8.7p kWh Tier 2 – 2.6p kWh