Renewable Heat Incentive
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) pays you for generating and using renewable energy to heat your buildings. By increasing the generation of heat from renewable energy sources (instead of fossil fuels), the RHI helps the UK reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet targets for reducing the effects of climate change.
The domestic RHI scheme
The domestic RHI scheme opened on 9 April 2014.
It is designed to encourage uptake of renewable heating among domestic consumers. The domestic RHI is targeted at, but not limited to, homes off the gas grid. Those without mains gas have the most potential to save on fuel bills and decrease carbon emissions.
The scheme covers single domestic dwellings and is open to homeowners, private landlords, social landlords and self-builders. It is not be open to new build properties other than self-build.
The domestic RHI will pay the following tariffs per unit of heat generated for seven years:
|Air-source heat pumps||7.3p/kWh|
|Ground and water-source heat pumps||18.8p/kWh|
|Biomass-only boilers and biomass pellet stoves with integrated boilers||10.8p/kWh|
|Solar thermal panels (flat plate and evacuated tube for hot water only)||19.2 p/kWh|