On Wednesday 9 April, the Government launched the Renewable Heat Incentive for homes - like FITS, but for renewable heat instead of electricity.

The RHI tariff levels have been announced by the Department of Energy and Climate Change and are set at 7.3p/kWh for air source heat pumps; 12.2p/kWh for biomass boilers; 18.8p/kWh for ground source heat pumps and at least 19.2 p/kWh for solar thermal.

What is the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)?

The RHI is a financial incentive scheme designed to encourage homeowners and businesses to install heating systems which use renewable energy.  Heating and hot water is responsible for the majority of a typical home’s carbon emissions. Moving to renewable heating technologies is one of the best ways to reduce your home’s environmental impact.

How is the RHI expected to work?

As the owner of an eligible system you will receive a regular payment for a “deemed” amount of heat that your system is...

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a subsidy to encourage homeowners and business to invest in renewable heating technologies. And you may be eligible to claim a grant of around 10% of the cost of a renewable heating system through the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme which has been extended until Spring 2014.

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