The Government’s new £15 million ‘Renewable Heat Premium Payment’ scheme – which will open for applications on 1st August this year until March next year - will support up to 25,000 installations.
The scheme will be mainly focused at around 4 million households in Great Britain not heated by mains gas, who have to rely on higher carbon forms of heating which also tend to be more expensive than gas, such as heating oil and electric fires to keep warm.
Participants will be asked 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.
How to apply
The Premium Payment scheme will be run by the Energy Saving Trust and from today an information line and website will go live to provide people with more information. Householders can call 0800 512 012 or visit www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/RHPP
Householders will need to ensure they have basic energy efficiency measures in place before applying on 1st August and grants will be available on a first come first served basis.
From 1st August, grants for the following technologies will be available:
• Ground Source Heat Pump - £1250 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)