Renewable Heat Incentive

In the UK, only a small amount of households utilize some form of renewable technology meaning almost all heating and hot water comes from burning fossil fuels. The domestic need for heating and hot water accounts for 28% of the entire national UK energy demand.

With this in mind the department for energy and climate change has set a target to reduce total UK emissions by 80% by 2050, meaning UK households will need to run as efficiently as possible. To encourage home owners to have low carbon heating solutions fitted they are launching the domestic RHI scheme.

The RHI is a government initiative designed stimulate the the renewable heating market. Essentially it will reward people for switching their heating and hot water from a fossil fuel system to a renewable solution.

This scheme is for Air Source Heat Pumps, Biomass Boilers, Ground Source Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal Panels, through these systems you will be paid an amount for every Kilowatt Hour generated.

The tariffs which were announced this spring are:

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  • Biomass 12.2 pence per kwh
  • Air Source Heat Pumps 7.3 pence per kwh
  • Ground Source Heat Pump 18.8 pence per kwh
  • Solar Thermal 19.2 pence per kwh

The non-domestic part of this scheme was launched in spring 2011 with the domestic RHI set for spring 2014. The non-domestic RHI offers greater rewards due to the scale of non-domestic heating needs whether its for a large property with more than one house on the land, a business or agricultural land you will qualify for the non-domestic RHI.

If you had any of the above technologies fitted from July 15th 2009 on-wards and meet the RHI criteria you will be able to apply for the scheme.

For the full policy and in depth details please click the below link

Domestic RHI:

Non-Domestic RHI:

Or for a personal response call our office and ask for Darren King on

01858 433 333