The Renewable Heat Incentive

The Renewable Heat Incentive is a government backed scheme designed to encourage the uptake of renewable heat technologies.

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The government introduced this scheme to help the UK reduce its carbon emissions and meet the targets set out for renewable energy. If you are considering switching to heating systems that use eligible energy sources it is advisable to look into this incentive. The team at Southern Energy Solutions can provide help and guidance in relation to the scheme and the application process.

How does the incentive work?

Since the incentive was introduced back in April 2014, thousands of people have signed up and successfully received payments. In essence, if you follow the rules and criteria, you will receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of green, clean renewable heat your system produces.  

To be eligible for the scheme you need to meet certain requirements that are set out within the application process. During this process you need to supply accurate information relating to the first commissioning date of your system (this can be located on your MCS certificate). It is available for households that are on and off the gas grid and divided into two schemes for domestic and non-domestic. Both schemes have different joining criteria, tariffs and application processes.

Domestic Tariff

This scheme offers payments over a seven year period at a higher tariff. If you own a single dwelling you can claim RHI and this tariff is calculated through a Green Deal Assessment. This assessment will estimate the kW required to heat your property over the course of a year. Owners of eligible biomass systems can also claim cash back on every unit (kWh) of heat they use under this scheme. The Southern Energy Solutions team can undertake Green Deal Assessments at your property after an initial survey has been conducted.

Southern Energy Solutions

We are passionate about sustainable solutions for our clients and as a company our goal is to be carbon neutral by 2025. Our team design, supply and install efficient retro fitting renewable energy to domestic properties across the South East.

For information on any of our services, or for guidance and advice regarding the Renewable Heat Incentive, please contact our office and speak to one of our friendly advisors.