The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a Government funded scheme to encourage the take up of renewable technologies; it is the ﬁrst of its kind in the world. The scheme is guaranteed for 20 years, and is index linked to inﬂation. The UK Government expects the RHI to make a signiﬁcant contribution towards their 2020 ambition of having 12 per cent of heating coming from renewable sources.
This financial incentive scheme will encourage uptake of renewable heating among
domestic consumers. The domestic RHI is targeted at, but not limited to, homes off
the gas grid. Those that are off grid and use heating oil, LPG, and Coal have the most
potential to save on fuel bills and decrease carbon emissions.