It is a system offering financial support for the generation of renewable heat and therefore aims to encourage the uptake of renewable technologies. It is designed to level the playing field between the cost of renewable and traditional fossil fuel systems. If you comply with the rules you will be able to receive quarterly payments for 7 years on the renewable energy you produce.
There are two schemes (domestic and not domestic). Each one has different tariffs, joining conditions, rules and application processes.
Domestic RHI – This applies when the renewable heating system only heats one property. You must also be able to provide an Energy Performance Certificate which gives information on the properties energy use and highlights recommendations on how to save money and reduce energy. These are required every time you buy, sell or rent a property.
Non-Domestic RHI – This scheme generally applies if the heating system is in a commercial, public or industrial premises. This can include small and large businesses, hospitals, schools and organisations where one system serves multiple homes
For more information on the Renewable Heat Incentive click here.