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Happy RHI days ahead!

It appears the RHI is happening after all next summer. The final consultation is being done now and will be complete by Christmas. After years of faffing around, it looks like the Tories will introduce Labour's RHI policy. Good work fellas.

It works like this. If you buy a heat pump or some of the other thermal technologies, you will get cash back for all the renewable heat you capture. The more you do the more they pay. My estimation, using preliminary figures, is that I will get £850 a year for the next seven years for my system at home.

If you were responsible for getting this through, thank you. If you were responsible for getting 17.5p/kWhr for solar thermal, you are a genius. If you want a job call me - you are one hell of a salesman.

The Klondike will start here. It's going to be one hell of a ride and I cant wait.

I've just ordered my new 40ft Sunseeker.

Happy days.
Posted by Graham Hendra 21 September 2012 15:30:13 Categories: Graham's Gossip


By David
21 September 2012 15:31:13
The other day I came across a couple renovating a farmhouse. They converted an outbuilding to a holiday let, put in a big wood burner and thermal store and get £3,500 per year (for 20 years, I think) RHI because they export the heat to the holiday let which by the way will probably only be occupied during the warmer months. The house will get heated as well in which the radiators have been up-rated by 20% burning more fuel. Meanwhile, I have been doing my own farmhouse refurb, but stuffed it full of insulation - somewhere in the region of 5K's worth at least - with my own much smaller wood burning stove, thermal store, MVHR system, UFH, and solar gain heating the thermal mass. Hopefully, I will get close to a passive house and should end up not burning anywhere near the amount of fuel that the couple I came across will. However I get no help for doing the logical thing of just reducing my energy consumption. This RHI is a laudable idea, but surely it should bias towards energy conservation rather than rewarding the consumption of carbon neutral fuels. Just because it is carbon neutral does not mean we should encourage its consumption by massive RHI payments.
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