You can get paid for installing renewable energy systems provided you use an MCS registered installer.

The RHI scheme is for heating systems such as Heat pumps and solar hot water systems. The FIT is for electricity producing systems such as PV and wind turbines.

RHI

The Renewable Heat Incentive government scheme pays you for installing Solar Hot Water and Heat Pump systems, provided you use a MCS approved installer and MCS approved products. It aims to provide a financial incentive to make the transition from oil or LPG heating systems to more sustainable renewable energy heating systems.

 

The Domestic RHI

You will be eligible if your home is insulated to the current standards. You can also claim for a new build property if it is classed as a self-build.

Air Source Heat Pump payments are 10.02 pence per kWh (capped at 20,000 kWh per year) and paid for seven years. On average this is worth around £7,000 up to a maximum of £ 10,500.

Solar thermal system payments are 19.51 pence per kWh. On average this is worth between £1,500 to £2,500 over seven years.

SEG formerly FIT

The Smart Export Guarantee has replaced the Feed in Tariff scheme from Oct 2019. This scheme allows PV system owners to paid for any surplus energy exported from their home.

You will need a smart meter fitted and a depending on the supplier, you will earn upto 5.5 pence per kWh exported. Currently, Social Energy, Octopus, EON and Bulb have the highest SMG rates going.

The Government continues to support renewable energy take-up as it seeks to achieve goals set by the EU for CO2 reduction.

The incentives are in the form of financial returns over the first seven years for RHI.

This money can only be accessed by using companies like ourselves who have been MCS accredited, ensuring that you will have the best possible equipment fitted by properly trained installers.