Renewable Heat Incentive Informtion

Renewable Heat Incentive Informtion

Introduction to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) aims to introduce the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme in April 2011. This scheme plans to support the following technologies:

  1. Air source heat pumps (ASHP)

  2. Ground source heat pumps (GSHP)

  3. Solar thermal

  4. Biomass boilers

  5. Renewable combined heat and power (CHP)

The tariffs have been calculated to bridge the financial gap between the cost of conventional and renewable heating systems at all scales, with additional compensation for certain technologies for an element of the non-financial cost (e.g. the disruption of digging up a garden to install a ground source heat pump), plus an investment rate of return of 12% across all technologies and 6% for solar thermal.


Under current proposals, if your renewable heat system was completed after 15 July 2009 (which is the date the Renewable Energy Strategy was published) and meets the other qualifying conditions of the scheme then you will be able to claim the RHI. If you installed before 15 July 2009 then you are outside the scope of this scheme.

What next?

  1. Contact Cambridge Solar by calling 01223 863 885 or using our Enquiry Form.

  2. Read our online Guide to the Renewable Energy Tariffs.

  3. Request Cambridge Solar's Tariffs Calculator.

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