Renewable Technologies

The UK Government has introduced incentive schemes which provide financial payment to encourage the installation of renewable technology installations.

The UK Government has introduced incentive schemes which provide financial payment to encourage the installation of renewable technology installations.  The two schemes are the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)

The Smart Export Guarantee will come into force from 1 January 2020. If you already receive a Feed-in Tariff on your installation, this will be unaffected by the launch of the Smart Export Guarantee.

The Smart Export Guarantee is a mechanism to pay people who generate small amounts of renewable energy for the electricity they export to the grid. It applies to people installing a renewable energy generating system using one of the following technologies:

  • solar PV panels,
  • a domestic wind turbine
  • hydro
  • anaerobic digestion
  • micro combined heat and power.

For more information click here.

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The RHI scheme is for the generation and use of heat from a renewable energy source where the owner of the installation will receive ongoing payments from the Government - this is because there is no national heat grid for the utility companies to purchase generated heat.  The domestic RHI scheme was launched on 9 April 2014 and provides support for a period of 7 years.  There have been recent updates and changes to the scheme - for full details visit the below website: