The government announced further details about the Renewable Heat Incentive Premium Payments (RHIPP) back in June 2011, based on the documentation published by the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), the proposals are as follows:
Between July 2011 and October 2012, a grant of £1,250 should be available for eligible homeowners who install a ground source heat pump. Conditions state that the property should meet minimum criteria in terms of heat loss, ie. Cavity wall insulation, double glazing and loft insulation as a minimum. For more information please read this
Beneficiaries of the Premium Payment will be required to provide feedback on the performance of the installation, and the premium payments should be available for systems commissioned from July 2011.
We understand that £15 million has been allocated to the budget for Premium Payments. Premium Payments may be limited to areas off the main gas grid we shall confirm this once we hear further from DECC.
Premium Payments may not be available for new build properties (to be confirmed)
Domestic installations commissioned from July 16th 2009 will be eligible for the RHIPP. The government plans to announce further details and confirm the Premium Payment Scheme soon. Warranties on associated retro fit components will be announced latter this year.
Please note that not all properties are suitable for GSHP as the unit requires a great deal of land to accommodate the underground rods. We can often determine what renewable energy using Google maps, if you would like to know if your property is suitable for a GSHP system just email us your post address including your post cost and we shall contact you. To minimise our carbon footprint we only use UK based companies,