Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) grants
Renewable Heat Incentive Grants
The UK government set an ambitious target of having 12% of the country’s heating demand fuelled by renewable sources. As part of this commitment, Renewable Heat Incentive Grants are available for domestic and non-domestic properties. It has been put in place to encourage and support homeowners and business owners to switch to renewable heating. Through this scheme, you could receive a cash payment every quarter if you have an approved system installed. In some cases, these payments continue for seven years.
If you use renewable energy to heat your home, you could apply for the grant. There are some criteria that must be met to be eligible. All of the criteria are available on the government website, and it’s worth checking to make sure you comply with every requirement. First of all the technologies used must be on the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and have a certificate issued. Technologies that are included are biomass boilers, air-source heat pumps, ground source heat pumps and solar panels.
Who can apply for the RHIG?
The owner of the property, a landlord and self-builders can apply for the grants
You must have applied within 12 months of the commission date of your renewable heat source
You will need the MCS installation certificate number for your heating system
You must have a Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) number
Have your bank details handy
You could get from £200 to £4000 a year as part of the incentive but the amount will depend on the system installed. The grant scheme is open to applications until March 2022. You must have applied by this date to be eligible.
There is a lot to take in with these requirements. If you are unsure but will rely on getting this funding to help pay for your choice in renewable heat source, call us and we can help guide your decision. You will need to understand the type of renewable heat source to install and the certifications and technologies to purchase.
We have a great deal of knowledge and experience in installing biomass boilers, air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps. We are here to help you install the right type of renewable heat source for your needs and property. Get in touch with our team today.