MCS certified products and the Renewable Heat Incentive RHI

The Renewable Heat Incentive launched 9th April 2014

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a grant scheme targeted at renewable heating systems, essentially to make your home greener and environmentally friendly and stop using fossil fuels. Biomass boilers, solar thermal, ground and water-source heat pumps are covered but not air source heat pumps.The RHI is centrally funded and payments are made by OFGEM on a quarterly basis.

Unlike the Non-domestic RHI the customer applies for the payments and therefore it is important to be clear of all the facts.


For full details please see the Ofgem link below;

Advise about the RHI

Fact sheet 

Product eligibility list

Finding a Green Deal Assessor

Frequently asked questions

Commercial RHI

The Hetas website also has a great clear brochure;

Hetas guide

Apply for the RHI

The current Domestic tariff rate is 10.98 pence from the 1st January 2015 to 31st March 2015. The new tariff from 1st April 2015 will be set at 8.93p per kilowatt hour for all new applications. From July 1st the payments will be 7.14p until the next degression is announced. The current payment as of 1st October is 6.43p until the next degression.

Domestic RHI degression

Further details can be found at OFGEM

Some Useful videos about the RHI scheme

Eligible Heating systems

Tariff rates

Applying for the RHI

Do I need metering