The UK Government has confirmed that the Green Homes Grant will close to new applications on Wednesday 31st March 2021 at 5pm.
If you have been accepted for a Green Homes Grant Voucher for a renewable heating system, such as an air/ground source heat pump or a solar thermal system and you wish to change the company who will be doing the installation, please call our team on 0808 222 0 111, and we’ll be more than happy to help you with your project.
Missed out on the Green Homes Grant?
A new Green Homes Grant scheme was announced last summer, which would providing thousands of homeowners with more energy efficiency systems, however the UK Government confirmed that the Green Homes Grant would close to new applications on Wednesday 31st March 2021 at 5pm.
Did you miss out on the scheme? Did you apply but never receive a voucher?
Don’t Worry! As the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme has been extended to the 31st March 2022.
The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is a Government financial support scheme for renewable heating systems, such as heat pumps and solar thermal systems. The scheme was launched in April 2014 and is administered by Ofgem.
As owners of renewable heating, you will be paid quarterly over a 7-year period for the amount of clean, green renewable heat your system is estimated to produce, once the system has been installed.
You could earn up to £4,000 back from this incentive, depending on the system installed and the amount of energy you generate.
What is the Green Homes Grant?
The UK Government announced a new Green Homes Grant last summer, providing thousands of homeowners with more energy efficiency, which will support jobs in green construction as the UK start the transition to a net-zero economy.
The Vouchers will cover two-thirds of the cost of eligible improvements, up to a maximum government contribution of £5,000. If you, or someone in your household, receive certain benefits you may be eligible for a voucher covering 100% of the cost of the improvements. The maximum value of the voucher is £10,000.
You must redeem the voucher and ensure improvements are completed by 31 March 2022.
Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal systems are at the heart of the Government’s plan for the Green Homes Grant
Heat pumps are listed as a “first line measure” alongside insulation, which clearly demonstrates the impact a heat pump can have at reducing carbon emissions from a home. Heat pumps have long been central to the Government’s plans for UK housing to reduce carbon emissions towards the “net zero” emissions target. In order to access funding, customers have to install at least one first line measure, since these measures are deemed to make the biggest difference to the energy efficiency of the home.
Additionally; the vouchers from the government for the Green Homes Grant cover low carbon heating measures, including some of the products listed below:
- Air Source Heat Pump
- Ground Source Heat Pump
- Solar Thermal (liquid filled flat plate or evacuated tube collector)
- Biomass Boiler
The UK Government has confirmed that the Green Homes Grant will close to new applications on Wednesday 31st March 2021 after the scheme was pulled over the weekend. In a statement released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) over the weekend, it was revealed that suppliers and households will have until…