United Kingdom: Summary

Updated: 19.01.2019

Author: Georgios Maroulis

Support schemes

 The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the main instrument for funding RES-H sources in the United Kingdom by supporting RES-H installations with a fixed amount per kWth produced. The scheme consists of two parts: The Non-Domestic RHI (UK) and the Domestic RHI (UK and Northern Ireland until 2016). While the Non-Domestic RHI provides payments to industry, businesses and public sector organisations, is the Domestic RHI open to homeowners, private landlords, social landlords and self-builders. In addition, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) plans to introduce changes to the Non-Domestic/Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme Regulations that came into effect in September 2017. Further amendments are introduced in 2018.

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In the United Kingdom a certification scheme for solar thermal installations and an R&D policy are currently available. 

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Further information

  • Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body (GD ORB) – body administering Green Deal scheme
  • +44 (0) 207 090 1031
  • GD ORB website