Date:November 18, 2015

Renewable Heat Incentive

Want to conserve energy and save on heating costs? By investing in new renewable heat technologies you may be entitled to financial incentives.

Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a UK Government scheme set up to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies among householders, communities and businesses. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) who set the domestic tariff for Renewable Heat Incentive advise that RHI will be available to anyone who installed renewable heat technology as of 15 July 2009 and who also meet the RHI eligibility criteria. The domestic RHI was launched on 9th April 2014 and Ofgem, the energy regulator, administer the scheme.

Investing for the long term in new renewable heat technologies will mean cleaner energy and cheaper bills. RHI tariffs are paid per kWh of renewable heat.

The domestic RHI supports the following renewable heating technologies:

• Biomass (wood fuelled) boilers
• Biomass pellet stoves with integrated boilers which provide space heating
• Ground to water heat pumps
• Air to water heat pumps
• Solar thermal panels – flat plate or evacuated tube only which provide hot water for your home

Air to air heat pumps, all log stoves, pellet stoves without back boilers and hybrid PVT are not currently supported.

Systems and installers must be certified by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) or equivalent. MCS is a mark of quality and demonstrates compliance to industry standards.

Furthermore, as Worcester Accredited Installers and working in partnership with Worcester Bosch our trained and qualified engineers are fully experienced in installing Worcester Bosch products including:


Additional accreditation for biomass, ground source heat pumps (GSHP), and air source heat pumps (ASHP), is underway!

For further information on RHI please visit:

Please also visit our renewables page or contact us for more information.

Make sure if you are considering a renewable energy system, or need some renewable energy system maintenance, that you contact us to discuss your requirements.

Renewable Heat Incentive – Key Points

• UK Government 7 year scheme
• Administered by Ofgem
• Tariff paid per kWh of renewable heat
• All products & installs must be MCS Accredited
• Includes biomass, ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps, solar thermal technologies
• Incentives for metering & monitoring

Make us your number one choice when choosing a renewable energy specialist equipment supplier in Edinburgh.