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Solar News: 1 June 2012. Northern Ireland gets £20 better solar heating grants than EWS.

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The Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme of Northern Ireland (RHPP NI).

£320 grants for solar water heating available NOW for homes of nearly all kinds! Call us now.

Purpose of the RHPP NI.

To help domestic householders funds renewable technologies to heat their homes. Here is the official DETI RHPP NI site.

Who can apply for the RHPP NI?

RHPP NI is for all householders in Northern Ireland.  The scheme is also open to private and social landlords.

Five technologies are funded.

The first three are not really renewable heat, but who cares!

  • Heat pump (Ground Source) £3500
  • Heat pump (Water Source) £3500
  • Heat pump (Air Source) £1700
  • Biomass Boiler £2500
  • Solar Thermal £320 Solartwin solar water heating installations are eligible.

The equivalent solar heating subsidy figure for the rest of UK is £300. So Northern Ireland wins out!

What conditions?

  • Owner occupiers
  • or landlords are eligible.

Which homes?

  • Primary places of residence, permanent residential homes occupied for the majority of the year are eligible.
  • Second homes or holiday homes are not eligible.

Pre-insulation.

The home must have basic energy efficiency measures in place:

  • loft insulation to 250mm
  • cavity wall insulation

(where these measures are practical).

Products for RHPP NI.

The renewable heat product you are installing must be listed under the

  • The European-based Solar Keymark (Solar Twin solar water heating collectors have Solar Keymark) or the
  • Less internationally popular UK-centred Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)

Installers for RHPP NI.

  • must be registered under the MCS scheme.
  • Solar Twin Ltd is an MCS installer.

Dates and eligibility for RHPP NI. (24 May is the date.)

  • If you have installed an eligible technology from 24 May 2012 you are also eligible.
  • Your installation must not have been commissioned for the first time prior to 24 May 2012.

Suitability for RHPP NI.

  • You must get suitable quotes in relation to the installation.
  • You must choose the one which most suits your needs.

With permission.

You must have got all necessary permissions for your installation, including (where applicable)

  • planning permission and
  • consents from any (joint) owners of the property.

RHPP NI as your sole subsidy.

  • Your installation must not have received any other financial grant or support.
  • We can help you with quotes and applications NOW for our award-winning PV-pumped UK-made solar heaters!
  • Call 0344 567 9032 and we would love to hear from you if you are interested in a solar water heating installation.

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