One great government scheme that was introduced to support households that install renewable heating systems is the Renewable Heating Incentive (RHI) scheme. This covers houses that use heat pumps and wood boilers for their heating and means that if you are eligible for the grant you could benefit from quarterly payments made in return for making smart, green energy choices in your home. The payments are made for several years and are scaled depending on how much energy your systems produce. The domestic RHI scheme is for those with a renewable heating system for one home only, and it supports five renewable technologies; namely wood boilers, ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps, solar water heating and wood pellet stoves that utilise a back boiler.
There are some restrictions and rules that need to be followed in order to benefit from the RHI scheme
How To Qualify?
In order to apply for the RHI scheme you will first need to have a renewable heating system installed in your home that meets all of the requirements set out by the government. You can check this with your installer to make sure that these requirements are met, and then you can apply easily online.
In terms of payments, the RHI scheme pays you a certain amount of money for every unit of renewable energy that you generate from your system. These payments will be made quarterly for 7 years starting from the date that your application is accepted.
You can make a claim by telephone by calling:
Telephone: 0300 003 0744
You will need to have your National Insurance Number and bank or building society details to make a claim. If you are claiming from Switzerland or an EEA, you will need to have your BIC and IBAN numbers. You will also need the date you were married or entered into a civil partnership if appropriate. You can claim by post too by filling out the relevant forms found here:
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