Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government payment scheme designed to encourage people to invest in systems that generate heat from renewable sources such as biomass boilers, solar thermal panels, ground source & air to water heat pumps, and reduce use of fossil fuels e.g. gas & oil.
A subsidy is paid to people installing these kinds of heating systems for every unit of heat generated.
The amount paid depends on the type & size of system fitted & the amount of heat generated in kilowatt-hours. The building needs to be adequately insulated to qualify and the system needs to be installed by an accredited MCS installer.
Domestic RHI payments are paid quarterly for a 7 year period and are currently
Householders applying for RHI need to have a Green Deal Assessment completed before submitting a claim, regardless of how the installation is financed.