Renewable Energy

Energy obtained from sources that are essentially inexhaustible and naturally replenished, unlike, for example, the fossil fuels, of which there is a finite supply. Renewable sources of energy include wood, waste, geothermal, wind, photovoltaic, and solar thermal energy.

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Heating Installation & Servicing Engineers

Thermatech Ltd is a specialist plumbing & heating engineering company that operates from Penrith and covers Cumbria and the bordering edges of Yorkshire, Durham and Dumfrieshire.

Thermatech Ltd offer high-tech solutions for heating, hot water, heat recovery and cooling that reflect today's demand for sustainable construction, specialising in Geothermal, Solar and Biomass installations.


June 2012

Thermatech has just undertaken and passed its MCS Assessment for the second year running. We are continuing to issue MCS certificates for completed installations of Biomass, Air to Water, Ground Source and Geothermal Heat Pumps, Solar Hot Water and Photovoltaic Systems. This will enable our customers to apply for the Renewable Heat Incentive payments when the scheme starts.

Thermatech have attained NIBE VIP Installer Status. This allows us to offer a 5 year warranty on any NIBE Ground Source or Air Source Heat Pump, instead of the standard 3 year warranty.

Thermatech Engineers have recently updated their factory training on the newest ETA, NIBE and MCZ models including attending on-site factory training in Austria and Italy.

Renewable Heat Incentive, Renewable Heat Premium Payments, FITs and The Green Deal.

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

Support for industrial and commercial installations began in November 2011. For information on RHI rates for commercial installations please link to the Department of Energy & Climate Change website and search for “Table of Tariffs RHI for Industry”

The commencement of the Renewable Heat Incentive for domestic properties has again been delayed and is now expected to begin in Summer 2013. In the meantime the Renewable Heat Premium Payments second phase has started, please see below for current RHPP rates.

Renewable Heat Premium Payments (RHPP)

The Renewable Heat Premium Payment voucher scheme is a government scheme that gives money to householders to help them buy some renewable heating technologies – solar thermal panels, heat pumps and biomass boilers.

Premium Payment levels
Heat Technology Payment per installation
Air source heat pumps £850
Biomass boilers £950
Ground source heat pumps £1,250
Solar water heating £300

Anyone not currently on “mains” gas may apply for the RHPP, although any householder may apply for the RHPP for solar water heating.

Or more information about the RHPP please connect to the Department of Energy & Climate Change website and search for “RHPP Factsheet”

Feed In Tariffs (FITs)

Feed-In Tariffs (also known as FITs) are the electricity part of what some people call Clean Energy Cashback, a scheme that pays people for creating their own "green electricity".

The tariffs have been introduced by the Government to help increase the level of renewable energy in the UK towards our legally binding target of 15% of total energy from renewables by 2020 (up from under 2% in 2009).

Due to the constantly changing FIT rates and eligibility criteria set by the government please follow the links below for further information

For easy to read information:
For official information: The Energy Saving Trust
For information on the required Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) and FITs: The Energy Saving Trust

The Green Deal

The projected start date for the newest Government scheme is October 2012.

The Green Deal financial mechanism eliminates the need to pay upfront for energy efficiency measures and instead provides reassurances that the cost of the measures should be covered by savings on the electricity bill.

This scheme is currently under consultation.

For more information please see the following Department of Energy and Climate Change page:

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