The RHPP scheme offers a one-off payment of £850 against the installation of renewable heating technologies – including air source heat pumps – in non- gas areas. The incentive payments had been scheduled to finish at the end of March but the government has now extended the budget available. “In general, we are pleased that the Government has listened to the concerns of the industry and delivered an extended RHPP, so that we can have some surety until they have worked out the final details of the Renewable Heat Incentive,” explained John Kellett, general manager of the company’s Domestic Heating Division. “We have chosen to add to this by continuing our support for Ecodan installers who can use the additional discount to promote growth in off-gas areas.”
Mitsubishi Electric says the Ecodan is the first air source heat pump to receive the prestigious Quiet Mark from the Noise Abatement Society and is suitable for the vast majority of homes if they have been insulated to modern standards. The £400 that Mitsubishi Electric will give to Ecodan installers will give them the flexibility of taking the RHPP grant up to £1250 for air source heat pumps. To qualify for the RHPP, renewable heating products must be accredited by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), and must be fitted by an MCS accredited installer.