The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) launched, offering homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems
A new and innovative Government scheme launched today will pay people for the green heat they generate for their homes.
The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world’s first long-term financial support programme for renewable heat, offering homeowners payments to offset the cost of installing low carbon systems in their properties.
The scheme is open to everyone – home owners, social and private landlords, and people who build their own homes. It is available to households both on and off the gas grid.
Minister for Energy Greg Barker said:
"This is the first scheme of its kind in the world – showing yet again that the UK is leading the way in the clean energy sector."
"Not only will people have warmer homes and cheaper fuel bills, they will reduce their carbon emissions, and will also get cash payments for installing these new technologies."
"It opens up a market for the supply chain, engineers and installers – generating growth and supporting jobs as part of our long-term economic plan."