Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme

A scheme of two distinct parts, the RHI was launched in November 2011. Offering payments for generating and using renewable energy to heat buildings, the scheme was only available to non-domestic bodies. However, in April 2014, the scheme was extended to incorporate the domestic sector.

The aim of the scheme is simple – to enable the UK to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and reduce the effects of climate change.

Non Domestic RHI

Financial support is available to businesses, the public sector, and the not for profit sector to contribute towards the the costs of installing renewable heat technologies.

Domestic RHI

Previously restricted to Solar PV installations, the RHI scheme now incorporates Heat Pumps, Biomass Boilers and Solar Thermal Systems.

It not only provides an additional incentive for homeowners, private landlords and self-builders eligible to install renewable heat sources but it also rewards eligible installations carried out by accredited MCS installers since 15th July 2009.

The application process is as follows:

Whilst the RHI puts a real focus on the benefits of using renewable heat sources, it is important to remember that pairing them with Copper hot water cylinders will optimise the systems and increase efficiency.

Widely recognised as the best and most cost effective solution to use in conjunction with renewables, hot water cylinders made of Copper offer:

  • Cheaper running costs through more effective heat transfer
  • Are recyclable
  • Boast unrivalled bacteria killing properties (even at the lower temperatures achieved by some renewable heat sources)

To find out more about why Copper is the material of choice when it comes to renewables click here.

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