The domestic RHI is a financial incentive scheme designed to encourage uptake of renewable heating among domestic consumers. The domestic RHI is targeted at, but not limited to, homes off the mains gas grid. Those without mains gas have the most potential to save on fuel bills and decrease carbon emissions. This scheme covers England, Scotland and Wales with an equivalent scheme operating in Northern Ireland.
The scheme covers single domestic dwellings and is open to homeowners, private landlords, social landlords and self-builders. It will not be open to new build properties other than self-build.
Supported technologies include:
● Air source heat pumps
● Groundand water source heat pumps
● Biomass boilers
● Solar thermal hot water systems (flat plate and evacuated tube collectors)
RHI tariffs are payable quarterly over seven years, either based upon deemed or metered heat generated, dependent on the technology type in question.
A key requirement for eligibility is compliance with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
Find out more about the renewable heat incentive here.