Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

What is it?

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government 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.

Who’s it for?

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

Which renewable technologies are eligible?

There are four eligible renewable technology types. These are:

  1. biomass only boilers, and biomass pellet stoves
  2. air source heat pumps
  3. ground source heat pumps
  4. flat plate and evacuated tube solar thermal panels.

Current Tariff: 01/04/2018 – 30/06/2018

Energy Source Generation Tariff (p/kWh)[A] Duration (years)
Biomass Boilers and Stoves
6.74
7
Air Source Heat Pumps
10.49
7
Ground Source Heat Pumps
20.46
7
Solar Thermal
20.66
7

Further information can be found on the Ofgem Domestic RHI website: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/domestic-rhi-tariffs-and-payments

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