MCS certified products and the Renewable Heat Incentive RHI
3rd March 2016 Changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive
DECC have today annouced 6 changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme eligibility. There are no change to installations that are already receiving the RHI, and most of the changes will have little effect on the majority of installations.
However one amendment (that will take place on the 24th March 2016) is to do with the Green Deal Assessments. To the relief of many, DECC have considered this an 'unnecessary burden to scheme participants', and therefore DECC have announced that this element will be dropped.
Insulation requirements must still be met, and these will be shown in the home EPC. The EPC must be valid, and no more than 24 months old.
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;
The Hetas website also has a great clear brochure;
Tariffs from now until 1st April 2017 are 4.22 pence per kW:
If you apply for the domestic RHI now, you will receive the below tariff until 1st April 2017, when you will be automatically upgraded to the higher tariff of 6.44 pence per kW
|The Boiler||You would earn (estimated)|
|Klover Star 14||£4,800|
|Klover Star 18||£6,800|
|Klover Belvedere 16||£6,800|
|Klover Belvedere 22||£7,400|
|Klover DiVa Mid||£6,800|
|Klover DiVa Plus||£7,400|
|Klover PFP 18||£6,000|
|Klover PFP 22||£6,800|
|Klover Smart 80||£7,100|
|Klover Smart 120||£7,100|
From 1st April 2017, tariff is going up to 6.44 pence per kW (capped at 25,000kW):
|Klover model||You would earn (estimated)|
|Klover Star 14||£7,300|
|Klover Star 18||£10,400|
|Klover Belvedere 16||£10,400|
|Klover Belvedere 22||£11,200|
|Klover DiVa Mid||£10,400|
|Klover DiVa Plus||£11,200|
|Klover PFP 18||£9,100|
|Klover PFP 22||£10,400|
|Klover Smart 80||£11,200
|Klover Smart 120||£11,200|
Further details can be found at OFGEM
Some Useful videos about the RHI scheme