Did you hear about the Renewable Heat Incentive?

The domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI) was introduced on 9th April 2014. Its objective was to encourage householders, communities and businesses to uptake renewable heat technologies, and by doing so they would receive financial rewards for their efforts.

The scheme covers England, Wales and Scotland and is the first of its kind in the world.  The UK Government expects it will contribute to reaching their renewable sources target for 2020.

If you install or have already installed a heating technology you could be eligible to receive quarterly cash payments over the span of seven years. The UK Government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) make key policy decisions and the energy regulator Ofgem E-serve administers the scheme.

RHI technologies

·         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

Who can apply for the RHI?

Self-builders, owner occupiers, private landlords and registered providers of Social Housing, providing they meet the eligibility criteria. If you're unsure, or to learn more about the types of heating installations available to you, click below to contact our expert consultants.

The key policy documents can be found on the UK Government website, and the eligibility and rules of the incentive can be found on Ofgem’s website.

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