Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK Government scheme set up to encourage households, communities and businesses to take up renewable heat technologies through financial incentives.

If you install or have already installed an eligible renewable heating technology, you could receive quarterly cash payments over seven years.  The eligible technologies include:

  • Biomass (wood fuelled) boilers
  • Biomass pellet stoves with integrated boilers providing space heating
  • Ground to water heat pumps
  • Air to water heat pumps
  • Solar thermal panels (flat plate or evacuated tube only) providing hot water for your home

Please note that air to air heat pumps, all log stoves, pellet stoves without back boilers and hybrid PVT are not supported by RHI.

Who can apply?    Owner-occupiers, self-builders, private landlords and registered providers of Social Housing who have installed an eligible technology since 15th July 2009 can apply for RHI support (provided they meet eligibility criteria) can all apply.  Single domestic dwellings are covered, but new builds are not.

For the full list of all criteria for the domestic RHI scheme, more information and instructions on how to apply, go to the Energy Saving Trust’s page for RHI.

Also see our page for links to other sites with lots of information about RHI.