Homeowners offered grants to install renewable energy sources
August 11, 2011
A new scheme from the government means that homeowners can apply for grants of up to £1,250 to install renewable energy equipment in their homes.
From 1 August, householders can apply for renewable energy grants from the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme. The scheme, being run by the Energy Saving Trust, allows homeowners to apply to receive funding to help with the cost of installing renewable energy sources.
The funding is mainly being offered to more rural properties that donít have mains gas heating; however homeowners can receive up to £300 to install solar thermal hot water panels regardless of the type of heating their home has.
Installing a ground source heat pump will make homeowners eligible for up to £1,250 whereas homeowners who plan on installing biomass boilers, such as wood pellet boilers, are offered £950 and those who install an air source heat pump could be entitled to receive £850.
The scheme aims to support up to 25,000 installations and money is available on a first come, first served basis.
Other forms of energy saving equipment are available which could help homeowners in more urban areas use renewable energy, including solar PV panels and wood pellet stoves. Enerfina can help you make an informed decision about the type of equipment most suited to your home.