The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The RHI pays participants of the scheme that generate and use renewable energy to heat their buildings. You receive a variable payment for each unit of electricity you generate. By increasing the generation of heat from renewable energy sources (instead of fossil fuels), the RHI helps the UK reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet targets for reducing the effects of climate change.

There are four eligible renewable technology types. These are:

  • Biomass only boilers, and biomass pellet stoves
  • Air source heat pumps
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Flat plate and evacuated tube solar thermal panels.

The domestic RHI will pay a tariff per unit of heat generated for seven years, please contact us for the latest tariffs as they vary depending on the system you choose to install.

How to apply for the RHI

We will help you to complete the application form for the Domestic RHI, for which you need:

  • A Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
  • Your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)
  • Your metering questions, if you need to be metered

Before applying for the Domestic RHI you must have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) that is less than 24 months old. If loft and cavity wall insulation is recommended on your EPC, you must install it and then get a new EPC.

Contact us for an EPC.