Financial Incentives

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

This Renewable Heat Incentive is a government environmental programme, administered by Ofgem, to increase the uptake of renewable heating technology throughout mainland UK.

Based on the amount of heat produced, customers can receive quarterly bills for up to 7 years. The calculation is based on the belief that the system will last up to an expected 20 years. This can help contribute to a return on investment as well as reducing energy bills and CO₂ emissions.

 

Current Tariff Rates:

Technology

System Size

Rate after 1st April 2017

Solid biomass CHP systems

All capacities

4.29

Ground-source heat pumps

All capacities Tier 1

9.09

Ground-source heat pumps

All capacities Tier 2

2.71

Air-source heat pumps

All capacities

2.61

Solar Thermal

Less than 200 kWh

10.44

These tariff rates apply for installations with an accreditation date on or after 1 April 2017.

Benefits of RHI

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Generation Tariff

Your energy supplier will pay you a set rate depending on the amount of energy your system generates. This is calculated using the units generated (kWh) and the tariff level available

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Export Tariff

You will also receive payments from your energy supplier for the additional units of energy to export back to the grid

Cheaper Energy Bills

Naturally, you will see an instant drop in energy bills as you are purchasing less electricity from your energy provider

Grid Network

Connection to the electricity network allows any excess power to be fed back to the grid. This means others can benefit from the generation of clean energy

Financial Incentives

Technologies

The Renewable Heat Incentive is available when you install selected technologies, read more about Solar Thermal, CHP and Heat Pumps.

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