What is the RHI?

Government backed payments, via the Renewable Heat Incentive, could pay you to heat your property for up to 7 years

The Renewable Heat Incentive

The Renewable Heat Incentive is a guaranteed financial incentive available from the government to promote the installation of renewable heating – helping the UK reduce its carbon emissions; meet agreed EU targets and improve future energy security. The tariff is available to consumers both on and off the gas grid who meet the application requirements, though those currently off mains gas have the greatest savings potential and the best opportunity to reduce significant carbon emissions.

There are two schemes available under the RHI; Domestic and Non-Domestic. Each has separate tariffs and conditions.

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The Domestic RHI

The Domestic RHI applies to renewable systems that heat a single property and are capable of receiving a domestic Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Those that qualify for the domestic RHI will qualify for quarterly payments over seven years in relation to the amount of renewable energy they use.

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The Non-Domestic RHI

The Non-Domestic RHI generally applies to commercial premises, such as businesses, schools or hospitals, however, it can also apply to district heating situations. District heating status applies when one plant room provides heat to multiple buildings, for example, a country estate with tenanted properties. To find out more about the Non-Domestic RHI, visit our Commercial site.

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Each installation is unique but Ecovision will ensure that, regardless of your property type, your renewable modern energy system will qualify for one of the RHI schemes. The RHI guidelines can be difficult to interpret and therefore we’ll also advise the circumstances where a single residential property may be eligible for the longer Non-Domestic scheme.
How Can You Benefit?

The value of Domestic and Non-Domestic tariffs you receive by installing a renewable system vary dependant on the technology. Each tariff is evaluated on a quarterly basis and is subject to degression, therefore to ensure you don’t miss out on the best tariffs and best financial benefits it is important to act early.

These figures are valid after 22nd May 2018 and can be found on the Ofgem website.

The best way to find out your financial benefits is to contact Ecovision for a no obligation, free feasibility report.

Air Source Heat Pump

Domestic Tariff = 10.49p per kwh

Non-Domestic Tariff = 2.75p per kwh

Ground Source Heat Pump

Domestic Tariff = 20.46p per kwh

Non-Domestic Tariff = 9.56p per kwh

Water Source Heat Pump

Domestic Tariff = 20.46p per kwh

Non-Domestic Tariff = 9.36p per kwh

Biomass Systems

Domestic = 6.74p per kwh

Non-Domestic = 3.05p per kwh