To encourage the use of renewable energy technologies, the government has introduced the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The schemes offer a tax-free and index-linked income based upon an estimated or metered (actual) usage, allowing home owners to turn heating costs in to a profit.

Signing up to the RHI can protect you against rising energy and fuel prices. Not only will your heating bills be lower but you will also be provided with a heating system for the future, a growing consideration for people looking to purchase their next home. 

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is available for the installation of an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP), Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP), a Biomass Boiler or Solar Thermal Panels. More information on the Renewable Heat Incentive.

To benefit from the RHI you need to have your heat pump installed and commissioned by the end of March 2021 as the scheme is ending. 

The current tariffs are as follows:

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) from 1st January 2020:

Technology Tariff (per kW energy produced)
Air Source Heat Pump 10.71p/kWh (RHI)
Ground Source Heat Pump 20.89p/kWh (RHI)
Biomass Boiler 6.88p/kWh (RHI)
Solar Thermal Panels 21.09p/kWh (RHI)

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced on 1st December 2019 that there will be no degression on 1st January 2020.

Available Government Funding

Renewable Heat Incentive – (RHI)

(Only available for new applicants up to the end of March 2021)

How much can you earn from the Renewable Heat Incentive?

Read about how much money you could earn through the Renewable Heat Incentive if you install a renewable heat technology (such as a biomass boiler or an air source heat pump) in your property.

Further information on tariffs and incentives can be found in the FAQs