Ground source heat pumps
Air source heat pumps
There are two strands to the incentive: domestic and non-domestic. Anyone who generates renewable heat through a qualifying technology may benefit.
You need to ensure that your home is fully insulated and energy efficient. It's pointless generating your own energy if you lose most of it through gaps in windows and un-insulated walls and lofts. For the domestic RHI, you will need to get a Green Deal assessment, and if this shows that you can install cavity or loft insulation under the Green Deal, this must be completed to receive the RHI payments.
A heat meter is required, and will be installed as part of your system. This will be used to calculate your RHI payments.
The domestic RHI tariffs will be paid for 7 years at the below rates (pence / kWh renewable heat)
The commercial RHI tariffs will be paid for 20 years at the below rates (pence/ kWh renewable heat).
Yes, both the domestic and commercial RHI schemes are open for applications. Once your installation is complete, Energy Jump will assist you with the application process.
A domestic unit is defined as being ” a single renewable heat installation serving a single domestic premises (a single house or flat)”. To give you an example, a social landlord installing individual heat pumps in multiple homes would also be considered as a domestic installation.
You can find more information about the Domestic RHI here
You can find more information about the Non-Domestic RHI here