McDonald Engineers Welcomes Domestic RHI Scheme

McDonald Engineers is delighted to see the government announce the Renewable Heat Incentive will be launched in spring 2014.

As one of the leading players in the design, manufacture and supply of hot water cylinders incorporating renewable energy sources, McDonald Engineers has been calling on the scheme to be implemented for a number of years.

The announcement means the RHI scheme widens the current government incentives to include energy sources such as:

· solar thermal

· ground source heat pumps

· air source heat pumps

· biomass systems.

The government backed scheme is designed to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies by UK households, social housing, communities and businesses by providing financial incentives similar to the feed in tariff currently available for solar PV technology.

The initial support rates are currently:

Air source heat pump


Ground source heat pump

Solar thermal

Tariff (p/kWh renewable heat)





To be eligible, the system must be certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and meet relevant standards for each technology, including limits on harmful emissions for biomass systems

McDonald Engineers’ Sales Director, Jamie Stewart, explained “We are delighted to finally see the government commit to the Domestic RHI scheme after years of discussion and consultation. Hopefully this encourages even more homeowners and developers to install an energy efficient system which uses the latest heat pump, solar thermal and biomass technologies.”

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