The non-domestic RHI was launched in November 2011. It provides financial incentives to install renewable heating in place of fossil fuels. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) commissioned independent evaluation research to understand and assess how the scheme is delivering relative to its objectives and support development of the scheme.
This report summarises interim findings from research undertaken by NatCen Social Research, Eunomia Research and Consulting and Frontier Economics. Research projects included surveys and interviews with non-domestic RHI applicants, possible applicants, the wider non-domestic population and the investment community and were carried out between February and April 2014.
The findings published in this report are part of a wider evaluation of the RHI being carried out by DECC and its contractors that includes work to assess the performance of the domestic RHI and the effect of both schemes on the renewable heat supply chain.