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Renewable heating can make an impact on your sustainability and save costs. The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat (SSRH) offers financial incentives to help businesses move from fossil fuels to renewable heat.

Benefits of renewable heating

Is your business using fossil fuel for heating purposes? Switching to renewable heating can save you money and lower your carbon footprint.

Why switch to renewable heating

Renewable heating systems

Biomass, biogas or heat pump? Learn about the different renewable heating systems supported by SSRH and which one would suit your business.

About renewable heating systems

Where to start

Are you ready to make the switch? Learn more about moving to renewable heating and accessing the financial supports available.

Guide to SSRH

Compare heating systems

There are a number of ways to plan and manage your renewable heating upgrade. Compare the options to see what works for your business.

  • Biomass heating

    Heat requirement

    Suitable for medium and high temperatures

    Characteristics

    • Low cost fuel
    • High maintenance cost compared to other renewable heat sources

    Space needed

    • Require more space than a standard gas boiler
    • Accessible space required for fuel delivery trucks


    Switching Factors

    • Easy to switch if you have an existing fossil fuel boiler

    Incentive

    • ​Tariff for 15 years
  • Commercial heat pumps

    Heat requirement

    Suitable for medium and low temperatures

    Characteristics

    • 100% electric heat that's great for direct hot water and space heating
    • High upfront costs

    Space needed

    • Vary depending on type of heat pump and capacity
    • No onsite fuel space required


    Switching factors

    • Some older radiators may struggle to work efficiently at 65°C and will need to be upgraded

    Incentive

    • Support for 40% of purchase and installation costs
  • Biogas boilers

    Heat requirement

    Suitable for medium and high temperatures

    Characteristics

    • Very similar to a standard gas boiler
    • Can be used to create transport fuel

    Space needed

    • Similar in size to a standard boiler
    • If you create your own gas, extra space is needed


    Switching Factors

    • Easy to switch if you have an existing fossil fuel boiler

    Incentive

    • Tariff for 15 years

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