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Renewable Heating Can Now Give You Extra Income

Families and businesses looking to invest in renewable energy systems were given a huge boost today as it was revealed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) proposals were given the go ahead and will come into effect during 2011-2012.

The RHI outlines a pay structure where households who have installed renewable energy systems will gain a fixed amount if income per unit of heat they generate over a set amount of time.

The Feed In Tariff (FIT) scheme was initially proposed to incentivise UK residents to invest in renewable technology so that the country can meet its 15% renewable energy target by 2020. Up until present, FIT's were only available to people who generated their own electricity.

One of the simplest methods of renewable heating is an air source heat pump. These heat pumps are positioned outside the home and collect heat from the air, which is condensed into a higher temperature and fed into the home. These heat pumps are so advanced that they can provide adequate heating in temperatures as low as -15°c.

Another effective method of renewable heating is a ground source heat pump, which is similar to the air source pump but collects heat from the soil via a system of pipes installed in your garden.

To benefit from FIT's, you cannot install this technology yourself. You must seek the advice of an MCS accredited installer, such as YRES. For advice on renewable technology systems, please call 0845 5198 854 or email info@yres.co.uk.

Simon Johnson - Feed in tariffs

Simon Johnson - A trained journalist with a history of freelancing for national broadsheets and tabloid newspapers, Simon Johnson has become an expert in the field of energy reporting. For an up-to-date overview of the latest developments regarding the governments feed in tariffs, yres.co.uk

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