Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)
The Renewable Heat Incentive commonly called RHI is a Government programme to increase the use of low carbon technologies.
The programme was launched on the 9th of April 2004 and is open to home owners, private landlords, social landlords and self – builders. The Renewable Heat Incentive has financial incentives to help with the uptake of renewable heating measures including solar thermal panels, ground and water source heat pumps and biomass boilers.
The incentives are paid in the form of a tariff. Payments are made quarterly and are calculated from expected costs of heat generation over a 20 year period. You will receive an income from each kilowatt hour that is used and if you contribute to a ‘heat network’ you may also receive additional income from anything you are able to feed in as well.
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Low carbon technology Tariff
- Air Source Heat Pumps 7.3p/kWh
- Ground and waters source heat pumps 18.8p/kWh
- Biomass only boilers and biomass pellet stoves with integrated boilers 12.2p/kWh
- Solar thermal panels (flat plate & evacuated tube for hot water only) 19.2 p/kWh
What do I do next?
Talk to our specialist team about the energy saving measures you are interested in, Aside from the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme there are other incentives on insulation and boilers you may also qualify for.
Install your solar, heat pumps or biomass boiler on the property.
Assess how much heat is being produced by your chosen energy system.
Enjoy the benefits of an income for your investment.
I have already installed one of the low carbon technologies covered under the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. Do I qualify for anything?
Yes, this is well worth checking out. About 18,000 households have installed one of the measures over the last few years. Some will be eligible to start receiving payments now.
Who is eligible to take advantage of the scheme?
Generally speaking everyone that is a home owner is eligible, including landlords and social landlords.
What is Air Source and Ground Source Heat Pumps?
You will find air source heat pumps normally positioned outside. The pump uses the heat in the air and increases the temperature to help with underfloor heating, radiators and hot water. Ground source heat pumps operate in the same manner. They use water pipes buried in the ground and use the heat from the ground in the same way air source heat pumps boost the temperature from the air.