Renewable Energy Solutions 

Renewable energy solutions in Gloucestershire and surrounding counties. 
At Modern Heating we offer a range of renewable energy technologies, including Solar Thermal, Solar Photovoltaic, Air Source Pumps and Micro CHP. 
We can help you reduce your carbon footprint and reduce your energy running costs by installing the latest in renewable energy solutions. 
Whether you have domestic, commercial or industrial premises, our engineers and technical staff can advise you on the best technologies for your requirements. 
Renewable energy is clean and efficient, and in the face of rising energy costs, a great way to save money. 
We install and maintain a range of renewable energy solutions: 
Air source heat pumps 
Solar thermal heating systems 
Solar PV 
Micro CHP 
We are accredited installers of: 
Air Source Heat Pumps 
Solar Technology 
For information on Feed-in Tariffs, see www.energysavingtrust.org.uk 
Picture 1 – Solar Thermal on a Cabin. 
Pictures 2-4 – Solar Thermal and Solar Cylinders on a local shopping centre. Three plant rooms were each fitted with a Solar system to provide hot water to various areas within the Centre. 
Picture 5 – Air Source Heat Pump on new builds in Malvern. 21 new build plots each with a Mitsubishi Ecodan Air Source Heat Pump installed. 

Grants & Incentives for Renewable Energy 

What is the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive? 
The Renewable Heat Incentive is the world’s first long term financial support for the generation of renewable heat. It was introduced to encourage uptake of renewable technologies, whilst lowering the UK’s carbon emissions. It is available to any owner of renewable heating system, regardless of whether you’re a homeowner, a Housing Association or a self-builder. The scheme is only available in England, Scotland or Wales. The Installer must be MSC registered. 
We are currently in the process of becoming MCS registered. 
Renewable Heat Incentive & Feed-In-Tariffs 
The Government has introduced cash incentives to encourage businesses and householders to invest in renewable energy technologies. 
The main sources of funding for renewable technologies are; the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed-In Tariffs (FITs). 
Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) 
The RHI applies to heat producing renewable technologies such as heat pumps, solar thermal and biomass. It is administered by the official regulator Ofgem. 
Commercial RHI 
This Scheme supports renewable heat installations in business, industry and the public sector as well as multiple domestic houses. RHI payments are made over a period of 20 years with payments received quarterly. See Ofgem’s easy guide to the non-domestic RHI here. 
Tariff rates from 01/04/18 are as follows: 
Commercial RHI Tariff p/kWh from 20/09/17 
Ground/Water Source Heat Pump 
9.37p for the first 1314 hours (tier 1) 
2.79p for above 1314 hours (tier 2) 
Air Source Heat Pumps 
Solar Thermal 
10.44p less than 200 KWth 
2.9p to 2.06p size dependent 
Worked example, your premises requires 1,000,000kWh/annum and needs 500kW of heat to keep it warm on the coldest design day of the year. A 500kW ground source heat pump is installed with a heat meter, entitling you to receive RHI payments. 
In year 1 the heat meter records 1,000,000kWh as the heat produced by the heat pump 
1,000,000kWh divided by 500kW = the number of hours the heat pump in a year (2000 run hours) 
The payment for the first 1314 run hours is 9.37p x 500kw x 1314 = £61,561 
The payment for the remaining run hours is 2.79p x 500kW x (2000-1314 hrs) = £9,570 
The RHI payments in year 1 are, = £71,131 
Each year the RHI increases in line with the consumer price index (CPI). 
Domestic RHI 
On 9th April 2014 the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) launched the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), the scheme is expected to be open to new entrants until 2020. Once you are accepted onto the scheme then the payments are received for 7 years. 
This is the first scheme of its kind in the world and offers homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing renewable systems in their properties. 
The Scheme is administered by Ofgem, you can see their factsheet on the domestic RHI here. 
In essence, households will be paid the following tariff for every kWh of renewable heat generated by a supported technology, the tariff is paid quarterly over a 7 year period by OFGEM direct to the customer. 
Current tariffs with effect from 01/04/18 are as follows: 
Domestic RHI Tariff pence/kWh 
Cap on payments 
Ground/Water Source Heat Pump 
Air Source Heat Pump 
Solar Thermal 
Each year the RHI increases in line with the consumer price index (CPI). 
Feed-In Tariffs (FITs) 
FITs provide ongoing payments to owners of renewable equipment which produce electricity, such as solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. hydro and wind turbines. For further details and current tariff tables please see http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/feed-tariff-fit-scheme/tariff-tables. 
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