Renewable energy training provider GTEC Training has been appointed by the Department of Energy & Climate Change to administer a major national grant-funding programme.

DECC has committed to distribute £500,000 of funding to help installer companies gain the training they require to engage with heat-producing renewable technologies. The renewable heat incentive training support scheme (RHITSS) will fund installers wanting to be trained on renewable technologies ahead of the launch of the domestic RHI scheme next spring.

The domestic RHI is a world-first scheme that will enable householders to receive a seven-year income for the heat they generate from a renewable technology, including solar thermal, heat pumps and biomass.

GTEC Training’s managing director Griff Thomas said: “This is great news for us and we are delighted to have been selected after some stiff competition from large national competitors. The Domestic RHI is ground-breaking and we are thrilled to have been chosen to be a part of the scheme supporting installers throughout the process.”