The Solar Energy's UK Roadshows 2014 : Government is ready to hit go on RHI
By Cynthia Taylor
The government is hoping that they will be able to support a much as 16,000 solar thermal systems in it first year of the new domestic RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) scheme which is due to be launched later this year.
Steve Roberts who is part of the team at the DECC, speaking at the first 2014 Solar Energy Road Show in Surrey , UK said that this was the target figure for the scheme's first year and that there was more expected next year.
He theme of the Road Show was 'Cutting costs, boosting profits' the delegates attended presentations on the UK's PV and renewable heat industries and what could be expected from each market this year.
The speakers include Solar trade Associations Ray Noble, Managing Director of Rexel, Jerry Hamilton, and Veridian's Chief Executive, Stuart Elmes.
Mr Roberts, in his presentation, said that the initiative was given by state aid ,that it was approved by the European Commission, and would get under-way once a few details had been resolved.
The scheme is expected to be launched during
Spring, an the RHI for thermal solar has been set at 19.2p/kWh.
The Roadshow opened in Surrey and will be visiting Taunton in Somerset, then it will move to Huntington Racecourse Cambridge, the Salford City Stadium, then Thirsk Racecourse, then Musselburgh Racecourse, Edinburgh over the next two weeks.
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