renewable heat incentive

What is it?

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government backed financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. Switching to heating systems that use eligible energy sources can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions and meet its renewable energy targets.

People who join the scheme and stick to its rules receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green renewable heat it’s estimated their system produces.

Since opening in April 2014, the scheme has already seen thousands of people successfully join and receive payments. You can see what some of these participants have to say about the process by reading our case studies.

Who’s it for?

The scheme is open to anyone who can meet the joining requirements. It’s for households both on and off the gas grid.

What could I earn using RHI?

RHI cash payments are made quarterly over seven years. The amount you receive will depend on a number of factors – including the technology you install, the latest tariffs available for each technology and – in some cases – metering.

What technologies can I claim RHI support for?

  • Biomass (wood fuelled) boilers.
  • Biomass pellet stoves with integrated boilers providing space heating.
  • Ground to water heat pumps.
  • Air to water heat pumps.
  • Solar thermal panels (flat plate or evacuated tube only) providing hot water for your home.

Tariffs

The table below summarises the latest tariffs available for each technology:

Air source heat pump Biomass Ground source heat pump Solar thermal

Tariff (p/k Wh renewable heat)

(Applications submitted between 01 Jul. 2018 and 30 Sep. 2018 incl.)

10.49 6.74 20.46 20.66

 

Tariff (p/k Wh renewable heat)

(Applications submitted between 01 Oct. 2018 and 31 Dec. 2018 incl.)

 

10.49 6.74 20.46 20.66

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