The most significant subsidy available is the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), which is similar to the solar panels Feed In Tariff (FIT), in that it pays you per KWh of energy that your boiler generates (i.e. for every Kilowatt of heat used) and it lasts for 20 years. It is available for commercial premises and to single domestic dwellings. Much like the Feed In Tariff for solar panels the earlier you get your installation complete, the higher the rate you are likely to claim and the simpler the rules for claiming will be.
The Commercial Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) currently pays 6.8p per KWh for systems of less than 200Kw(tier 1). RHI tier one rate is currently 6.8p . The subsidy lasts for 20 years and the rate goes up by RPI. Hence RHI will not only give you free heating, but also generate staggering paybacks, often paying for a biomass installation within 3 years and then providing 17 years of free heating. The fact that RHI is linked to RPI inflation means that you are virtually protected against increases in fuel prices.
Commercial Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is for any rateable building, most enclosed agricultural building and any group of dwellings heated by the same heating system (district heating). There are other eligible buildings, such as Holiday lets and Bed and Breakfasts, but not all Holiday Lets or B&B’s qualify.
Domestic RHI started in 2014 and currently pay's 10.98p. In most cases you will pay off the installation after 3 years and then enjoy the free heating and profit for the next 4 years.
For Biomass most homes can qualify if they do not have mains gas. The boiler must be both MCS approved and installed by an MCS approved Biomass installer, which we are.
Domestic There are two areas of tax savings. For all biomass boilers, which are supplied and fitted by the same company an individual can be charged only 5% VAT, saving 15% VAT.
The second saving is limited to newly built homes. As Biomass is classed as very low carbon and products like the Lincar Ilaria also provide almost zero net carbon cooking, biomass goes a long way to making a home zero carbon rated. This means a home costing less than £500,000 can be zero rated for stamp duty, which can save up to £15,000.
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