Fuel types replaced by solar thermal systems under the RHI in Great Britain 2014-2019

Solar thermal systems offer a complimentary technology to be used in the heating system. Since the RHI domestic program was formally launched in April 2014, gas was the most common fuel to be replaced by solar thermal systems. 40 percent of the fuel types displaced by this renewable technology were gas-based.

Great Britain has begun a transformation to a low carbon heat system, launching the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in 2011 and further implementing RHI in the domestic sector in 2014. Scotland has the greatest number of RHI applications and accreditations. Under the RHI, fossil fuels have been replaced by air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, biomass and solar thermal systems.

Number of fuel types replaced with solar thermal systems under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in Great Britain from 2014 to 2019*

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Source

Release date

January 2020

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

April 2014 to December 2019*

Supplementary notes

* Data covers the period from April 2014 to December 2019. The non-domestic RHI has been in operation since November 2011, and the domestic RHI was launched in April 2014.
The source adds: 'Solar thermal panels are a complimentary technology that will be used in conjunction with another heating system'

** Other/NA refers to any application replacing a fuel type other than the six fuels listed, and installations in new properties in which no previous system exists.

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