Renewable heat is the generation of heat from sustainable resources. It refers to the renewable generation of heat, rather than electrical power. Renewable heat technologies include solar heating, geothermal heating, heat pumps, heat exchangers and renewable biofuels.
Replacing a fossil fuel boiler using an air source heat pump (ASHP) to feed radiators is an example of renewable heat.
Renewable Heat Incentive
What is it?
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is a government financial incentive to promote the use of renewable heat. Switching to heating systems that use eligible energy sources can help the UK reduce its carbon emissions and meet its renewable energy targets.
People who join the scheme and stick to its rules receive quarterly payments for seven years for the amount of clean, green renewable heat it’s estimated their system produces.
Since opening in April 2014, the scheme has already seen thousands of people successfully join and receive payments.
Who's it for?
The scheme is open to anyone who has a renewable heating system installed that meets the scheme rules. It’s for households both on and off the gas grid.
What is Assignment of Rights?
Renewable heating systems are generally more expensive, and some people can’t afford the full up-front cost. Communitas Energy is approved by Ofgem to help applicants bring forward RHI funding for their project. We work with local authorities, social landlords and householders to help with the investment cost of installing the renewable heat equipment, in return for the future RHI.
Please contact 0113 486 2941 for further information.