Frequently asked questions

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive) (dRHI) is a government financial incentive designed to encourage people to switch to renewable heating systems. The dRHI is available for households – i.e. single domestic dwellings – both on and off the gas grid. The person applying for the dRHI must own or occupy the property that the renewable heating system is installed in.

For a full list of eligibility requirements please visit
www.ofgem.gov.uk/domestic-rhi

-All installations and installers must be MCS certified
-MCS certified installers must be members of the Renewable Energy Consumer Code, which is backed by the Trading Standards Institute
-Get loft or cavity wall insulation if recommended
-Heat pump systems must have a minimum seasonal performance factor (SPF) of 2.5 – in line with the RES Directive
-Other requirements also apply, such as metering for bivalent systems and ensuring that the system is meter-ready

For a full list of eligibility requirements please visit
www.ofgem.gov.uk/domestic-rhi

If you are eligible to receive the RHI payments for Hybrid installations, metered energy production needs to be submitted on a quarterly basis. However, gaining access to a property to read the meters can be difficult and costly. Daikin Remote Metering Cloud solves this by offering remote recordings of the information you need to submit the quarterly meter readings.

For more information on the tariffs of different renewable energy systems please visit
www.ofgem.gov.uk/domestic-rhi

The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive offers quarterly payments over seven years, based on a set of tariffs according to the type of system installed, which help to offset the cost of installing renewable heating systems. Tariffs will be subject to review every quarter by DECC. Note that only one technology can be installed for heating purposes (AWHP, GSHP or Biomass) plus solar thermal for hot water.

For more information on the tariffs of different renewable energy systems please visit
www.ofgem.gov.uk/domestic-rhi