Support for domestic heat pump installations
Heat pump systems are supported through tariff payments as part of the domestic RHI. The payments are available to new installations of eligible equipment.
For more information on RHI support for domestic installations, please see our page How will the Renewable Heat Incentive support domestic installations?
Support for non-domestic heat pump installations
Non-domestic heat pump systems, e.g. for a B&B, a pub, a public swimming pool or industrial installations, will receive an RHI tariff payment for every unit of heat generated.
Tariffs are guaranteed over a 20 year lifetime and will be adjusted with inflation. All heat generated will have to be metered using heat meters.
For more information on RHI support for non-domestic installations, please see our page How will the Renewable Heat Incentive support non-domestic installations?
Eligibility for support
To be eligible, both the equipment and the installer for domestic and small (<45kW) non-domestic heat pump systems will have to be accredited under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). You can use the MCS website to find accredited installers.