Well, the much anticipated Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) first phase begins today – 28th November 2011 – for commercial, industrial, not-for-profit and commercial public sector.
In the words of the DECC –
“The scheme is being introduced in two phases.
In the first phase, long-term tariff support is targeted in the non-domestic sectors, at the big heat users – the industrial, business and public sector – which contribute 38% of the UK’s carbon emissions. Under this phase there is also support of around £15 million for households through the Renewable Heat Premium Payment.
The second phase of the RHI scheme will see it expanded to include more technologies as well as support for households. In light of the later than expected launch of Phase 1, as a result of changes required by the European Commission, we are reviewing the timetable for introducing Phase 2. We will be able to confirm the exact timing early in the New Year.”
But on the back of the changes to the FiT, there is at least still a commitment to introduction of renewable technologies – so perhpas if PV no longer appeals to you on your house you should consider some other alternative technologies?