Domestic Homes Grants
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.
All you need is an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) and you can start receiveing the payments as soon as the Heat Pump is Installed.
EPC Property Heating requirement = 17,500 kwhr
Hot Water = 2,500 Kwhr
Total = 20,000 Kwr
Heating flow temperature 45dc Air Source Heat Pump 3.42 SCOP
RHI payments 14,000 kwhr x 10.52pence = £1,472 per year for 7 Years = £10,310.00
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?