The non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) helps businesses, public sector and non-profit organisations meet the cost of installing renewable heat technologies.

Types of heating

You can claim for:

  • biomass
  • heat pumps (ground source, water source and air source)
  • deep geothermal
  • solar thermal collectors
  • biomethane and biogas
  • combined heat and power (CHP) systems

Payments are made over 20 years and are based on the heat output of your system.

The money is paid through the Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.


You can apply if your equipment was installed in England, Scotland or Wales on or after 15 July 2009.

Your equipment must meet certain requirements.

For Northern Ireland, there is a scheme to help with installing renewable heating.

How to apply

  1. Find out if you’re eligible.

  2. Create an account on the Ofgem website and provide information about your installation online.

  3. Send Ofgem evidence to support your application.

  4. Ofgem will accredit your installation, or reject your application and tell you why.

If you need help or can’t apply online

Telephone: 0845 200 2122
Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm
Friday, 9am to 4:30pm
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