The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government-led initiative that encourages home owners and businesses to use renewable energy instead of fossil fuels to heat space and water.
44% of the energy used in the UK is for space and water heating. The aim is to have 12% of this demand satisfied by renewable energy by 2020.
For people who join the scheme the Domestic RHI receive quarterly payments over 7 years.
How to qualify for the RHI
First, you need to check the guide for applicants. You must have a Green Deal Assesssment and Energy Performance Certificate. This will give an EPC rating from which Ofgem work out how much you would receive in funding.
To receive the Domestic RHI you must have wall and cavity insulation (there are some exceptions to this).
You will also need your MCS certificate. Your installation must be done by a registered MCS member. As MCS members we give you a certificate once we’ve completed your system.
Domestic RHI payments from 1 April 2019 – 30 June 2019
|Renewable technology||Payments per kWh generated|
|Solar thermal panels||21.09p|
Each quarter year DECC give details of any changes to the payments for the next quarter.
RHI payments for Small Commercial Biomass from 1 April 2019
|More than 200kWth, less than 1MWth||Tariff p/kWth|
Read more for up to date tariffs.
Biomass fuel must be sourced from registered suppliers (unless you are a self-supplier). Find out more about the requirements and how to find a registered supplier on our sustainable fuel for biomass page.
For a quote that includes expected return from the RHI on your property: