Energy group

Reduce energy use, generate your own energy, switch to a renewable energy supplier - just some of the things the Energy group concentrates on to help us move towards carbon neutrality and better lives. You'll probably save quite a bit of money in the process.

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solarthermalSolar Thermal Hot Water and Domestic Heating in Bradford on Avon

In 2011, Climate Friendly Bradford started to promote adoption of Photovoltaic electricity generation across Bradford and the surrounding villages as means of reducing individual householder’s carbon footprint, and, at the same time capitalising on the government’s Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) that is designed to offset initial investment in PV and provide a return for feeding surplus energy back into the electricity grid.   The FIT and a similar Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) were heralded in the 2008 Energy Act. Although the FIT has been available for residential installations for some time, it is only now that the RHI is becoming available to domestic installations (non-residential has been available since November 2011). The RHI will be payable to residential installations from Spring 2014. Below is a brief summary of the RHI that, hopefully, will make it easier for you to consider renewable heat sources as a means of heating your home and meeting your hot water needs.  

So, what is the Renewable Heat Incentive?

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a world first, designed to help the UK meet our carbon reduction targets by incentivising renewable heat. The scheme is divided into two parts for domestic and non-domestic installations, with the domestic part to launch in spring 2014.

Much like the FIT for renewable electricity systems, the RHI will pay generators of renewable heat for the energy they produce.

How much will be paid?