The Renewable Heat Incentive Explained
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) was first introduced in November 2011, replacing the previous Low Carbon Building Programme. It is the world’s first long-term financial support incentive for renewable heat in domestic and non-domestic buildings. If you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint and become more self-sufficient in energy, this could be a great place to start.
The RHI pays participants of the scheme that generate and use renewable energy to heat their buildings. By increasing the generation of heat from renewable energy sources (instead of fossil fuels), the RHI helps the UK reduce greenhouse gas emissions and meet targets for reducing the effects of climate change.
There are two parts to the RHI:
- Domestic RHI – launched 9 April 2014 and open to homeowners, private landlords, social landlords and self-builders
- Non-domestic RHI – launched in November 2011 to provide payments to industry, businesses and public sector organisations
Please note that all RHI applications must be accompanied by Green Deal Advice report, to see an example of such a report please click here.
To read more about this incentive, please click here.