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The Domestic RHI Scheme is now open

We’re pleased to announce that the domestic RHI scheme is now open for business. In a similar manner to the non-domestic RHI, recipients of the scheme will receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean energy that their system generates.

Eligible systems include air to water heat pumps, biomass boilers, ground and water source heat pumps, and flat plate and evacuated tube solar thermal panels.

The Domestic RHI is available to homeowners, private and social landlords, third party owners of heating systems, and people who build their own homes. It is also available to those who have installed an eligible system since the 15th of July 2009 and meet the eligibility criteria of the scheme.

The tariffs have been set at:

  • Biomass boilers and stoves: 12.2p/kWh
  • Air source heat pumps: 7.3p/kWh
  • Ground source heat pumps: 18.8p/kWh
  • Solar thermal: 19.2p/kWh

Energy Minister Greg Barker has said: "This is the first scheme of its kind in the world – showing yet again that the UK is leading the way in the clean energy sector. Not only will people have warmer homes and cheaper fuel bills, they will reduce their carbon emissions, and will also get cash payments for installing these new technologies. It opens up a market for the supply chain, engineers and installers – generating growth and supporting jobs as part of our long-term economic plan."

More details about the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive can be found on the Ofgem website, and on the fact sheet “An Introduction to the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme”. The non domestic RHI is still ongoing, offering commercial and public sector organisations the opportunity to switch into renewable heating.