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Thursday,06 October 2011
Save & Generate Fact Sheet: Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

Save & Generate have produced a series of Fact Sheets aimed at providing a clear summary of topics affecting the renewable energy microgeneration sector. The S&G Fact Sheet on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) provides an overview of this key Government incentive to promote the uptake of small scale renewable heating systems by the domestic and commercial sector.

The Renewable Heat Incentive: What is it?

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is currently being introduced; it, like the Feed in Tariff (FIT) is a Government incentive for people to generate their own clean or green heat. This is part of the UK’s commitment to ensuring that, by 2020, 15% of all energy produced is from renewable sources. Phase 1 is now underway, with the scheme being made available to residential properties in 2012. The RHI tariff payment will depend on what type of energy is being used and the size of the heating system.

Currently, consumers like you are seeking lots of information about Renewable Heat Incentive tariffs, and the technologies that support the production of clean energy. This website helps you clearly understand the RHI tariffs, the technologies behind them, your eligibility for the scheme and helps you find available installers. Multiply this by all the other technologies and energy efficiencies available, then the Save and Generate website becomes a 'one stop shop' for all your renewable energy requirements.

Renewable Heat Incentive - Key points:

  • The RHI is intended to provide long-term financial support to renewable heat installations to encourage the uptake of renewable heat.
  • It provides support for a range of technologies and fuel uses including biomass, solar thermal, ground and water source heat-pumps, on-site biogas, deep geothermal, energy from waste and injection of biomethane into the grid.
  • The first phase of the scheme, i.e. long-term tariff support targeted at the non-domestic sectors, is now set to open for applications by the end of November 2011. The below table provides an overview of the applicable tariffs for different technologies under this scheme.
  • The second phase, i.e. the scheme's expansion to include more technologies as well as support for domestic households, has been delayed to align with the Green Deal, which is intended to be introduced in October 2012.
  • Additional grant support is available for households through the Renewable Heat Premium Payment.
  • See the DECC pages on renewable heat for more information.
  • Here you can download the S&G Fact Sheet: Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) in PDF format

How can I get involved?

Use to:

Get Efficient! You need to use your energy well to qualify for the tariffs.
Find out what technology suits you best. Use our FREE feasibility tool to instantly find out what technologies are best for you.
Get Informed! Browse our information section to get an idea of costs, payback, potential issues as well as grants/financing options for all technologies involved in the scheme.
Get quotes! This is a new and rapidly expanding market with new products launching all the time. It’s best to shop around for products and installers. By using our FREE quote finder tool you can get quotes from an open market of installers working in your area. Fill in one form and let Save & Generate do the initial legwork for you, or make use of our Quote Selection Service to help you make a decision on the most suitable solution.

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The RHI focuses on clean generation of heat. For more information on the Feed in Tariff (FIT) check out the S&G Fact Sheet: Feed In Tariff (FIT).

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