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Claiming Green Deal, Feed-in Tariff (FIT) and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) all at the same time is possible.

Messages have been going around concerning how - or if - Green Deal will continue to work with the government's financial rewards for sustainable heat and electricity generation.

A week ago the Department of Energy and Climate Change verified in a letter addressed to installers that homeowners can claim a mix of Green Deal, the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) all simultaneously. The letter said:

"Following clarification last week from the European Commission, DECC is now able to confirm how FITs and the Green Deal can work together to support consumers wanting to install microgeneration technologies.

"Customers are able to use Green Deal finance to contribute towards the cost of installing micro CHP, micro wind or solar PV on their property.

"Only the cost savings on their energy bill as a result of generating their own power can be used in calculating the amount of finance support they can get from the Green Deal.  FITs generation and export payments are not included, but the customer can benefit from the Green Deal while also separately receiving FITs payments.

"Subject to finalisation of RHI policy, installations attracting the Renewable Heat Incentive will also be able to benefit from the Green Deal.  Again the amount of support will be limited to the energy bill saving and will not include RHI payments."

Green Deal & Feed in Tariffs

A DECC official also affirmed that a householder can carry multiple Green Deal plan at a time - provided that the bundled total still complies with the golden rule.

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