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Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The RHI is a UK Government scheme set up to encourage uptake of renewable heat technologies amongst householders, communities and businesses through financial incentives.

The Renewable Heat Incentive has two schemes - Domestic and Non-Domestic. They have separate tariffs, joining conditions, rules and application processes. To decide which is for you, have a look at the Ofgem factsheet 'The Renewable Heat Incentive – Domestic or Non-Domestic?'

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

What’s new in the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive

The Government announced changes to the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, designed to encourage wider installation of heat pumps and other renewable heating systems across the housing spectrum.

The latest amendments come into force on 20th September 2017 and include a significant tariff uplift to 10.18 p/kWh for heat pumps. These changes form the first part of the reforms planned for the Renewable Heat Incentive schemes, with further regulation announcements expected later in the year.

For information on what the Government changes mean for you, please visit the Ofgem website or see the Ofgem factsheet.

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The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (dRHI) is available for households – i.e. single domestic dwellings - both on and off the gas grid. The person applying for the dRHI must own or occupy the property that the renewable heating system is in. This includes:

  • A homeowner
  • A private or social landlord
  • A self-builder
  • Anyone who has installed a renewable heat technology since 15 July 2009 and meets the scheme eligibility criteria

For a full list of eligibility requirements please visit the Ofgem website.

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The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive offers quarterly payments over seven years, based on a set of tariffs according to the type of system installed, which help to offset the cost of installing renewable heating systems. Please visit the Ofgem site for the latest tariffs.

Use our RHI Estimator to project the potential income you could receive from the domestic RHI.

Please see Ofgem's Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive essential guide for applicants for full details.

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Eligible systems

Systems eligible for the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive include:

  • Air source heat pumps
  • Solar thermal panels (for hot water provision only)
  • Ground source heat pumps
  • Biomass boilers

The renewable heating system must be certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

Visit the Ofgem website to learn more eligible heating systems.

Discover our range of RHI ready Daikin Altherma heat pumps and solar systems for every kind of property.

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How to apply

For more information on how to apply for RHI visit the Ofgem website​​

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RHI estimator

This tool is designed so that householders or installers can rapidly estimate the likely RHI income for the type of house.

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Further information

Learn more about the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive on the Ofgem website

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Non-domestic Renewable Heating Incentive

The ndRHI is a Government environmental programme that provides financial incentives to increase the uptake of renewable heat for the non-domestic sector. It provides a subsidy, payable for 20 years, to eligible, non-domestic renewable heat generators and producers. 

The purpose of the scheme is to provide a long-term financial incentive in order to significantly increase the proportion of heat generated from renewable sources. By driving change in a heat sector currently dominated by fossil fuel technologies, the ndRHI can help the UK meet EU targets to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy security.

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The Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is open to industrial, commercial, public sector and non-profit organisations with eligible installations in Great Britain.

This includes small businesses, hospitals and schools as well as district heating schemes where one installation serves multiple homes.

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The Non-Domestic RHI provides financial support for renewable heat technologies for 20 years. Payments are made on a quarterly basis. 

Please visit the Ofgem website to find out more about payments and tariffs.

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To take part in the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, you must demonstrate your installation meets the eligibility requirements set out on the Ofgem website.

Please also see the 'Easy guide to eligibility for the Non-Domestic RHI'

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For more information on how to apply for the non-domestic RHI - please visit the Ofgem website

Find an installer

Search for a KEY heating partner for the installation of Daikin domestic heating products.

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RHI estimator

This tool is designed so that householders or installers can rapidly estimate the likely RHI income for the type of house.

Learn more

Further information

Learn more about the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive on the Ofgem website

Visit Ofgem