RENEWABLE HEAT INCENTIVE SCHEME - RHIThe Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government sponsored scheme to provide long-term financial support for users of low-carbon renewable heat installations.
The scheme is managed by Ofgem, and pays a tariff to participants that generate and use renewable energy to heat their buildings. The RHI is in two parts:
- Domestic RHI - launched 9 April 2014
- Non-domestic RHI - launched in November 2011
Domestic RHIThe Domestic RHI scheme is available for a single domestic property to owner occupiers, private landlords, social landlords and self-builders who are using an approved renewable energy system that was installed after 15th July 2009 by an MCS certified installer who is a member of RECC*.
Domestic tariffs are payable for 7 years and are payable on each 1KWh of renewable heat produced as follows:
- Air Source Heat Pumps - 7.3p per KWh
- Biomass Boilers - 12.2p per KWh
- Ground & Water Source Heat Pumps - 18.8p per KWh
- Solar Thermal Technologies - 19.2 per KWh
You can obtain more information regarding the terms, conditions, approved systems and applying to be a participant at Ofgem's website by clicking here.
* Mechurion are MCS certified and members of RECC
NON-Domestic RHIThe Non-domestic RHI scheme has been available to commercial, industrial, public sector and not-for-profit heat networks since November 2011 for approved non-domestic heating installations that have been installed after 15 July 2009.
The following renewable heat technologies are eligible to apply for participation in the scheme:
- Solid Biomass
- Ground & Water Source Heat Pumps
- Solar Thermal (up to 200 KWth)
The incentive is payable to eligible technologies that meet the stringent requirements for 20 years. For full details, tariff rates and application requirements, please visit the Ofgem website by clicking here.