Financial Incentives

The Renewable Heat Incentive rewards businesses and homeowners for producing heat by renewable means.

 

Which renewable heat technologies are eligible?

  • Ground source heat pumps                                        

  • Air source heat pumps 
     

Who can benefit from the RHI?

There are two strands to the incentive: domestic and non-domestic. Anyone who generates renewable heat through a qualifying technology may benefit. 
 

What do I need to do to qualify for the Domestic RHI?

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. 
 

What do I need to do to qualify for the Commercial RHI? 

A heat meter is required, and will be installed as part of your system.  This will be used to calculate your RHI payments. 
 

How much will I get?

The domestic RHI tariffs will be paid for 7 years at the below rates (pence / kWh renewable heat)

ASHP 7.3p

GSHP 18.8p

The commercial RHI tariffs will be paid for 20 years at the below rates (pence/ kWh renewable heat). 

ASHP 2.5p

GSHP 8.7p
 

Can I apply yet, and if so, how?

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. 
 

What criteria determine a domestic installation?

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. 
 

Where can I find more information?

You can find more information about the Domestic RHI here

You can find more information about the Non-Domestic RHI here