Biomass dominates RHI deployment data

Biomass is enjoying the highest uptake under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), according to official figures published.

The data shows that biomass installations accounted for 53% of new installations carried out under the domestic RHI since it was introduced in April 2014, with 3,891 systems installed. However, the technology’s dominance of the non-domestic RHI is far more pronounced, with more than 96% of all new installs carried out under the scheme biomass.

The second most popular technology under the domestic RHI is air source heat pumps, which saw 2,000 new installs registered. Solar thermal continues to struggle to deploy at significant levels under the new subsidy scheme despite the Solar Trade Association maintaining that solar thermal under the domestic RHI represents a good investment for consumers.

Almost 22,000 households have now installed green heating measures under the RHI. SBS can help you take advantage of the growing RHI market through a range of training and services.

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This article has been adapted from an article published by Next Energy News.