Thinking of Installing a Renewable Heating Scheme?

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

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One Response to Thinking of Installing a Renewable Heating Scheme?

  1. Russell says:

    The intention for this scheme is that in 2012 householders will then be eligible for the Renewable Heat Incentive which will pay a set amount per kWh of heat produced – so the benefits are set to continue! (But only if heat produced is measurable i.e. part of a central heating system rather than just a stove). This is the scheme which is available to ‘non-domestic’ renewable heating systems now – that includes one that heats, say, a farmhouse and outlying cottages, or a one boiler that provides heat to several houses.

    Also remember that setting up a supply of woodfuel is one of the options being considered for Stronafian Forest if you are considering which form of renewable heating to choose. Not than I’m biased or anything… If you are considering a biomass heating system then please do get in contact with me (Russell).

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