Air Source Heat Pumps and the RHI
Air/water heat pumps
Air source heat pumps converts the outside air into heat energy for domestic and commercial uses. Where it is not possible to drill a bore hole or dig trenches for ground source energy, or install any form of surface absorber on the property, the air/water heat pump is a good alternative.
Solar Age recommend Daikin Altherma which are MCS approved, we can install low temperature or high temperature systems.
We are a local Daikin installer based in Kent and we can help with all the aspects of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
The Renewable Heat Incentive
Tariffs and payments
The Incentive, of which the domestic phase went live in April 2014, has been designed as a means to increase all UK heating generation from renewable energy sources. It will operates in a similar way to the Feed-In Tariff (FIT) as both schemes offer a payment for every kilowatt hour (KW/h) of renewable energy a system produces.
On 11 July 2013 the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) revealed that solar water heating will benefit from a minimum tariff rate of 19.2p/kWh.
Key aspects of the Renewable Heat Incentive
1. The scheme supports a range of technologies, including solar thermal, ground-source heat pumps and biomass.
2. It will support heating at all scales, including households, businesses, offices, public sector buildings and industrial processes in large factories.
3. The payment you receive will be based on the amount of heat your system produces. According to the Department of Energy and Climate Change.
Benefits of heat pumps:
- High Efficiencies > 350%
- Reduce household running costs
- No ground works required
- Reduce you carbon footprint
- Reduced VAT from 20% to 5% for domestic applications
- No gas supply or oil supply required
Single fan unit
Twin fan unit