The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is paid to participants of the scheme who generate and use renewable energy to heat their buildings.

Air Source Heat Pump
Domestic And Non-Domestic Rhi

There are two parts to the RHI:

Domestic RHI

Non-Domestic RHI

Launched in April 2014 to encourage homeowners, private landlords, social landlords and self-builders to install renewable energy heating systems in place of fossil fuel systems (gas, oil, coal, LPG)

Launched in November 2011 to encourage industry, businesses and public sector organisations to install renewable energy heating systems in place of fossil fuel systems (gas, oil, coal, LPG)

Non-Domestic

 

Renewable Heat Incentive (Rhi)

What is Eligible?

Eligible technologies are:

• Heat pumps

(air-, ground-, or water-source)

• Biomass boilers

• Solar thermal water heating

• Biomethane injection

• Biogas

• Combined Heat & Power (CHP)

• Deep Geothermal

How Does It Work?

The appropriate technology is installed by an MCS accredited installer. Payments are then made based upon the amount of eligible renewable energy generated. This is measured using an accredited heat meter.

Because there are more potential systems and uses of the thermal energy, the application process is more complex (see the Ofgem guide for more information).

Every non-domestic installation requires heat metering. However, for a small business unit or office block the system can be relatively straight forward to install.