To encourage the use of renewable energy technologies, the government has introduced two incentives; the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the Feed-In-Tariffs (FITs). Both schemes offer a tax-free and index-linked income based upon an estimated or metered (actual) usage, allowing home owners to turn heating costs in to a profit.

Signing up to one of these schemes can protect you against rising energy and fuel prices. Not only will your heating bills be lower but you will also be provided with a heating system for the future, a growing consideration for people looking to purchase their next home.

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is available for the installation of an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP), Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP), a Biomass Boiler or Solar Thermal Panels. More information on the Renewable Heat Incentive.

The Feed-in Tariff(FiT) is available for the installation of solar panels.

The current tariffs are as follows:

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) & Feed-in Tariffs (FiT) from 1st July 2016:

Technology Tariff (per kW energy produced)
Air Source Heat Pump 7.51p/kWh (RHI)
Ground Source Heat Pump 19.33p/kWh (RHI)
Biomass Boiler 4.68p/kWh (RHI)
Solar Thermal Panels 19.74p/kWh (RHI)
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels 4.25p/kWh (FiT) Higher rate

Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive & Feed-in Tariff:

Technology Tariff (per kW energy produced)
Biomass Boiler 3.26p/kWh (RHI) tier 2 – 0.86p/kWh
Ground Source Heat Pump 8.95p/kWh (RHI)
Air Source Heat Pumo 2.57p/kWh (RHI)
Solar Thermal Panels 10.28p/kWh (RHI)
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels 4.25p/kWh (FiT) Higher rate

How much can you earn from the Renewable Heat Incentive?

Read about how much money you could earn through the Renewable Heat Incentive if you install a renewable heat technology (such as a biomass boiler or an air source heat pump) in your property.

Further information on tariffs and incentives can be found in the FAQs