Renewable Heat Incentive

The Government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat

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.

MCS Accredited

Wright Renewable Heating are a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accredited company. We know that the details matter when it comes to renewable energy sources for your home. That is why we carefully tailor your system to the property to create an efficient, eco-friendly home that also qualifies for the Renewable Heat Incentive.

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme is a requirement of the Domestic RHI scheme that all heating systems are certified by MCS. MCS certifies both products and installation companies to help ensure that Microgeneration products are installed to a high standard.

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Microgeneration Certification Scheme

RHI Eligibility

If you decide to buy an air source heat pump, you are eligible to receive some government support in the form of a grant. The specific grant you can apply for is the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).

Keep in mind that in order to be eligible for this grant, the air source heat pump has to be an air-to-water heat pump.

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Wright Renewable Heating are on hand to help and guide you through this process and answer any questions you may have.

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About the Scheme

This incentive was established April 9th, 2014 to help the UK government meet environmental goals and targets through the support of domestic consumers of renewable energy sources. If you are a homeowner, landlord, or home-builder you can apply for this incentive.

Want to know more?

If you’d like to know more, or have any questions on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), please contact us.

Alternatively, please check the official website, where details, application process and eligibility documentation can be sourced.

RHI Earnings / Tariff Rates

The following table breaks down the RHI tariff rates per heating system.
These tariffs were adjusted for Q1 2021/2022. More in-depth information can be found at:

Heating System
RHI Tariff
Air source heat pumps 10.92 p/kWh
Biomass boilers 7.01 p/kWh
Ground source heat pumps 21.92 p/kWh
Solar thermal 21.49 p/kWh

The tariffs for domestic air source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps, and biomass boilers and stoves have been increased from 20th September 2017. Domestic RHI applications submitted on or after 14th December 2016 will be eligible to receive these increased tariffs, but they will only apply to payments made from 20th September 2017. Heat demand limits were also introduced on 20th September 2017 which limit the amount of RHI payments made to properties with a larger heat demand. Full applications submitted before the new regulations came into force will not be subject to these limits.

Renewable Heat Incentive Calculator

Find out how much money you could get through the Renewable Heat Incentive if you install renewable heat technology (such as a heat pump) in your home.

Like to know more?

If you’d like more information on air source heat pumps, would like to make an enquiry or just ask a question. Please contact Wright Renewable Heating in Worksop, Nottinghhamshire today. We’re on hand and ready to help. Alternatively, please check out some of our related air source heat pump material and documentation from the quick links below