SOLAR THERMAL PANELS
Using only free energy from the sun, solar thermal panels can produce upto 60% of your annual hot water needs, significantly reducing your hot water energy bills.
The solar panels, installed on or in your roof collect heat from the sun and use it to heat up water which is then stored in a hot water cylinder ready for use. On the occasions that the sunlight is not sufficient to heat up the water a boiler, heat pump or immersion heater can be used to provide the additional heat required.
Solar thermal panels are eligible for the Government Renewable Heat Incentive.
RENEWABLE HEAT INCENTIVE (RHI)
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK Government scheme aiming to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies amongst householders, communities and businesses through financial incentives.
Domestic RHI is open to home-owners, self-builders, private landlords and registered providers of Social Housing. RHI cash payments are made quarterly for seven years. The amount you receive is dependant on the technology you install and the current tariff in place for that technology.
Commercial RHI is available to industry, businesses and public sector organisations. Eligible installations receive quarterly payments over 20 years based on the amount of heat generated.