Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government scheme that pays people that produce their own heating and hot water using renewable energy sources such as heat pumps or solar thermal panels.

The scheme has been launched in an effort to help the UK government meet its legal commitment to ensure 15% of the UK’s energy comes from renewable energy sources by 2020.

There are currently 4 technologies that are eligible for the domestic renewable heat incentive:

  • Air source heat pumps (limited currently to those that heat water)
  • Biomass boilers
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Solar heating (also known as solar thermal – only flat plate and evacuated tube solar panels are eligible)

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