Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

This scheme is closed to new applicants.

You could get money towards renewable heating costs in your home.

Types of heating

You can claim for:

  • biomass boilers
  • solar water heating
  • certain heat pumps

Payments are made for 7 years and are based on the amount of renewable heat made by your heating system.

The money is paid through the Domestic RHI scheme.


You can apply if you live in England, Scotland or Wales. You must either:

  • own your home
  • be a private or social landlord

New build properties will not normally be eligible. The only exception is if you’re building your own home.

If you need help

Simple Energy Advice
Telephone: 0800 444 202
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
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Home Energy Scotland
Telephone: 0808 808 2282
Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm
Saturday, 9am to 5pm
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There’s a separate RHI scheme for businesses, the public sector and non-profit organisations.