Domestic Homes Grants

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What is the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive?

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (Domestic RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. Switching to heating systems that use eligible energy sources can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions and meet its renewable energy targets.

People who join the scheme and stick to its rules receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green renewable heat it’s estimated their system produces.

Since opening in April 2014, the scheme has already seen thousands of people successfully join and receive payments. You can see what some of these participants have to say about the process by reading our case studies.

Who's it for?

The scheme is open to anyone who can meet the joining requirements. It’s for households both off and on the gas grid.

Two schemes: Domestic and Non-Domestic

The Renewable Heat Incentive has two schemes - Domestic and Non-Domestic. They have separate tariffs, joining conditions, rules and application processes. We administer both. You can only apply to one the schemes. To decide which is for you, have a look at our factsheet The Renewable Heat Incentive – Domestic or Non-Domestic?

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Business Grants

Dorset Energy can help businesses access EU grants.

Low carbon technologies can offer your business a great opportunity to reduce energy consumption, and improve competitiveness and profitability.

Through free technical support, workshops, networking events and grants, Dorset Energy are helping Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s), carry out standard energy efficiency measures, and larger low carbon projects.

 

What types of projects can we support?

  • Standard energy efficiency measures – e.g. insulation measures, boilers, lighting upgrades, motor and drives, voltage optimisation, double glazing, variable speed drives, compressed air systems

  • Small scale renewable energy installations (up to 5MW) – e.g. Biomass boilers, Renewable Heat (ground, air and water source heat pumps), On-shore wind, Marine energy, Solar PV, Small Scale Hydro.

  • Use of innovative or new technologies & approaches that reduce energy consumption in your business.

  • Development of new products or processes which help reduce carbon emissions – e.g. proving concepts, research, marketing

 

To be eligible for business sector support you must be a:

Legally constituted Small and Medium Sized Enterprise (SME), or new start-up (not individuals or sole traders) located and operating within Dorset, Bournemouth or Poole.

Please feel free to complete the below form and we will check your eligibility. 

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