Official figures from Ofgem reveal the number of households benefiting from the domestic RHI has now passed the 1,000 mark in just under four months since the scheme’s official opening.
Initial uptake has highlighted some interesting trends with almost half of applicants choosing to fit a ground source or air source heat pump.
Meanwhile, under the non-domestic strand of the RHI, installed capacity of wood heating systems has broken through the 1GW mark.
Dr Nina Skorupska, REA chief executive, said: “Thousands of UK businesses have realised the benefits of biomass for delivering reliable, low cost, low carbon heating, and yet we’ve only just scratched the surface. We want renewable technologies to be the go-to option for all buildings and industrial processes, which will make a huge dent in our greenhouse gas emissions and greatly reduce our dependence on imported gas. To secure this, the government must take the advice of the Committee on Climate Change and commit to sufficient funding for the RHI in the next spending round.”
Further details on the first 1,000 applications to the d-RHI can be accessed here
Ofgem’s RHI Public Report can be accessed in full by clicking here