The RHI is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat technologies including biomass, ground source and air-source heat pumps. Switching to heating systems that use naturally replenished energy can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions.
The RHI will be open to domestic and non-domestic markets. The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is for households.
The Non-Domestic RHI is for commercial, public or industrial premises, including small and large businesses, hospitals, schools, and organisations with district heating schemes where one heating system serves multiple homes.
With RHI you will earn a fixed income for every kilowatt hour of heat you produce. This is likely to be used in your own property, but if you are lucky enough to be connected to a heat network you might be able to get an additional payment for ‘exporting’ surplus heat.