WIRRAL-BASED heat pump manufacturer Stiebel Eltron UK has welcomed the confirmation of new tariff levels for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
The Department for Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has announced that tariff levels have been set at 7.3p/kWh for air source heat pumps, 18p/kWh for ground source heat pumps and at least 19.2 p/kWh for solar thermal.
Mark McManus, Stiebel Eltron UK managing director, said the announcement would help green businesses across Merseyside and the North West.
“The renewable energy industry – both in this region and across the UK – has been waiting a long time for this and we are encouraged by the strong tariff levels which will give homeowners the confidence to look at heat pump technology as a viable heating option,” he said.
“The domestic RHI now gives a tangible incentive for householders who will get a solid return on investment for reducing their carbon output.
“In the past many people who had been considering renewable energy were sticking with traditional heating solutions, such as oil and LPG, due to the uncertainty of Government incentive schemes – we hope this will now change.”