New UK grants for heat pumps

Householders in England, Scotland and Wales could get up to £1250/ €1430 of government funding to help towards the cost of installing renewable heating systems such as biomass boilers, air and ground source heat pumps and solar thermal panels:

Air-source heat pumps: £850/ €972 grant

Ground source heat pumps: £1250/ €1430 grant

To be eligible for receiving a grant, the heat pump must be selected from the Microgeneration Certification Scheme list, and be installed by someone registered under the same scheme, or an equivalent one. 

Participants will be asked also to provide detailed feedback on their experience through a set of surveys.  This will allow Government to gather information to better understand renewable heat technologies.

“Getting money off an eco heater will not just cut carbon emissions, it will also help create a market in developing, selling and installing kit like solar thermal panels or heat pumps.”- said Greg Barker, Energy and Climate Change Minister of the UK


How to apply?

The UK Government’s new £15 million ‘Renewable Heat Premium Payment’ will be run by the Energy Saving Trust.
The Premium Payment scheme will be available for the period: 1 August 2011 – 31 March 2012 .

For further information please call 0800 512 012 or visit their website.