RHI is designed to provide financial support to encourage individuals, communities and businesses to switch from using fossil fuel for heating, to renewables.
The scheme is designed to encourage users to replace existing fossil fuel heating system (e.g. gas, oil or coal) with a renewable technology (e.g. wood fuel) and get paid a set amount each year as an incentive to reduce CO2 emissions and help prevent climate change.
The Government are not proposing to measure the heat generated from installations. Instead, an estimated figure will be used to work out payments.
The estimated figure represents the amount of heat energy needed to warm the home and/or hot water and will vary by house age and size, as well as by technology.
It has been proposed that payments would be made annually to householders.