If not, you only have until 8 April to register

If you’ve had a renewable heat technology – solar thermal, heat pumps (air and ground source) or a biomass boiler – installed in your house in the past year, the chances are that you are already receiving renewable heat incentive (RHI) payments.

However, if you had yours installed in the five years before the scheme was launched in April 2014 and you aren’t receiving payments, there is still time to register as a legacy applicant to receive payments for the Domestic RHI. That is something you really don’t want to miss out on.


What are RHI legacy payments?


RHI legacy payments are available for those householders who installed eligible renewable heat measures between 15 July 2009 and 8 April 2014.  Payments vary depending on the technology you had installed, but you could be entitled to between seven pence and 19 pence for every unit of heat you generate.


What technologies are eligible for RHI payments?

The following technologies are eligible to receive renewable heat incentive payments, but please contact a SunGift specialist if you would like more clarity.

•    Air source heat pumps (ASHP)
•    Ground and water source heat pumps (GSHP)
•    Biomass boilers and wood pellet stoves with a back boiler (log-fired boiler stoves are not eligible)
•    Solar thermal (hot water) (flat plate and evacuated tube solar panels)

How you can register to receive RHI payments?


If you think you might be eligible for RHI payment and you are not yet registered, please contactour Office Manager Claire Catt on 01392 927199 or email claire@sungiftsolar.co.uk. Claire can  answer any questions that you might have and point you in the right direction.

Don’t miss out on your renewable heat incentive payments – make sure you register for the RHI today.

To estimate your potential payments, you can use the DECC Domestic RHI Calculator.

To read the Ofgem webpage for people who installed before the Domestic RHI opened, click here

To read the full guidance on the OfGem website visit here.