Renewable Heat Incentive
Following the success of the feed-in tariff, the renewable heat incentive was developed to support renewable energy technologies which generate heat. The technologies covered include:
- Biomass Boilers
- Air Source Heat Pumps
- Ground Source Heat Pumps
- Solar Thermal panels
There are Domestic and Non-Domestic versions of the renewable heat incentive.
- For domestic properties
- Pays higher tariffs but only over a period of 7 years
- Payments for biomass boilers and heat pumps are calculated using the heat demand from the Energy Performance Certificate for the building
- A Green Deal Assessment is required to receive the Domestic RHI
Non Domestic RHI
- For commercial properties or where more than one domestic property is connected to a district heating system.
- Pays lower tariffs, but for a period of 20 years
- Payments are based on the actual heat output of the system as measured by a heat meter
The latest tariffs can be viewed on the OFGEM website. Once on the scheme, the tariff will increase with inflation.