You may have heard that the UK Government has launched a new scheme, The Green Homes Grant. This grant could give you up to £10,000 to make energy efficiency improvements to your home.
There are certain criteria to be met – you must either own your own home (including a park home on a residential site) or be a residential landlord in the private or social rented sector. Once eligibility criteria is reached, the vouchers issued will cover either two thirds of the cost of energy efficiency improvements to your home, or 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. Check here to find out how much you could get.
The scheme is now open for applications. It’s extra exciting for us. As from 1st February 2021, we will gain our MCS and Trustmark accreditation for solar thermal technology, which is one of the qualifying primary low carbon measures. This means we can accept your Green Homes Grant voucher to put against a solar thermal installation – designed and fitted by us, of course.
Despite the new accreditation, we are not newbies to solar thermal. In fact, we have actually been fitting it on and off for years. However, it hasn’t taken off in the way we wanted it to or hoped it would and so held back on MCS accreditation. The rest of our services have kept us very busy in the meantime.
We believe the introduction of the Green Homes Grant, together with ever increasing pressure to reduce carbon emissions, shows willingness from the government to put their money where their mouth is. It has certainly been the catalyst for us to do a big push with this technology.
It always appears to be too little too late where climate change is concerned. But it’s a start! £2 billion, however, will not last long. So register your interest today and let us guide you towards a greener, low carbon future.
Please also visit our solar thermal page which has more information about the benefits of heating your hot water from the sun.