The domestic RHI pays owners of renewable heating systems and came into operation on 9th April 2014. Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive tariffs are currently set at the following levels:
|Biomass Boilers||12.2 p/kWh|
|Solar Thermal||at least 19.2 p/kWh|
|Air Source Heat Pumps||7.3 p/kWh|
|Ground Source Heat Pumps||18.8 p/kWh|
The support under RHI domestic is set at a level designed to compensate for the difference between the cost of installing and operating renewable heating systems and fossil fuel eg. gas fired systems, including non-financial costs such as disruption, on the basis of 20 years of heat produced. The fossil fuel costs used for this purpose are those faced by households off the gas grid.
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