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Domestic RHI Scheme

The main details of the scheme are listed below:

  • The domestic RHI is a UK Government financial support scheme for renewable heat.
  • The domestic RHI scheme covers England, Wales and Scotland only.
  • The scheme opened for applications in Spring 2014.
  • The scheme will cover single domestic dwellings and is open to owner-occupiers, private landlords and registered providers of Social Housing.
  • It is open to anyone in these groups who installed an eligible technology since 15th July 2009, provided they meet the scheme criteria.
  • The financial support will be paid at a set rate per unit of renewable heat produced for seven years, to the owner of the heating system.
  • The scheme supports Air Source Heat Pumps, Biomass Systems, Ground Source Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal Systems.

The support rates will vary depending on the technology:

Technology Tariff
Air Source Heat Pump                         7.3p p/kWh (per/kilo Watt of heat produced)
Biomass                                                 12.2p p/kWh  
Ground Source Heat Pump                18.8p p/kWh
Solar Thermal                                       19.2p p/kWh

To be eligible the system must be certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

All applicants are required to complete a Green Deal Assessment before applying and to ensure they meet minimum energy efficiency requirements of loft and cavity insulation where required by the GDA.

Any public Grants previously received, including RHPP, will be deducted to avoid a double subsidy.

Tariffs will change annually in line with the Retail Price Index (RPI).





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