The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has revealed that it will launch a second phase to the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme, while delaying the rollout of the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) until 2013.
The RHPP scheme, which gives money off renewable technologies such as biomass boilers and solar thermal panels, will be launched on April 2 this year and will be worth £10 million more than the existing scheme.
The second phase will also include an £8 million competition for communities to apply for grants to encourage community groups to install renewable heat technologies. There will also be a £10 million competition for social landlords.
The scheme will continue to be administered by the Energy Saving Trust.