Renewable energy grants still available
Posted by Cathy Debenham on 15 January 2009 at 9:23 am
Homeowners who want to install energy generating equipment such as solar panels, wind turbines or biomass boilers will be able to apply for grants until June 2010. It is anticipated that a feed-in tariff should be in place by then, which will incentivise homeowners and communities to invest in microgeneration by paying for the heat or power produced.
Grants of up to £2,500 are available from the Low Carbon Buildings Programme. The amount depends on which technology you are installing and how much energy it will generate. More information about grants available, and how to apply, is available from the Low Carbon Buildings Programme. To check whether there are additional grants available in your area telephone your local Energy Advice Centre on 0800 512 012.
Recent news stories about the LCBP grants programme closing in June this year only apply to grants for charities, schools, hospitals and other community organisations, and not to domestic installations.
Grants are available for the following technologies: air source heat pumps, biomass boilers, ground source heat pumps, micro combined heat and power, micro hydro, solar electricity, solar hot water and wind turbines.
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