The Government has launched the Renewable Heat Premium Payment Scheme to help householders across the country with funding towards the cost of installing renewable heating systems. The new £15 million initiative, which is now open to applications, will support up to 25,000 installations. Approximately 4 million householders in the UK – including ColGlen – do not have mains gas and have to rely on more expensive, higher carbon forms of heating such as oil and electricity. The scheme will mainly focus on these households. The following technologies will be available through the scheme –
- Ground Source Heat Pump – £1,250 grant (for homes without mains gas heating)
- Biomass Boiler – £950 grant (for homes without mains gas heating)
- Air Source Heat Pump – £850 grant (for homes without mains gas heating)
- Solar Thermal Hot Water Panels – £300 grant (available to all households regardless of the type of heating system used)
Grants will be available on a first come first served basis and the scheme will close on 31 March 2012.
Interested? Householders can call 0800 512012 or visit www.energysavingtrust.org/RHPP