The UK Government aims to provide a range of financial incentives to encourage individuals to take up renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency measures. The three main schemes are the Green Deal, the Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
In most cases, it makes sense to improve the energy efficiency of your house before investing in renewable energy. The Green Deal scheme aims to make this more affordable through a pay as you save scheme. This means the cost of energy efficiency measures will be paid back over time through the savings that are made in energy bills.
The FiT, which came into force in April 2010 focuses on the micro-generation of electricity. For domestic users this means solar PV panels, micro-CHP, wind power or if you’re lucky enough to have an appropriate water stream nearby, micro-hydro. Also covered by the FiT is anaerobic digestion.
Heat, rather than electricity, is the largest source of domestic carbon emissions. However, an incentive for renewable heat has proved more difficult to develop. The commercial RHI for biomass, ground and water source heat pumps and solar thermal installations was introduced in 2011 but the domestic RHI was didn’t launch until April 2014 after much delay.
There are five simple steps to the flagship Green Deal and we’re more than happy to guide you through each of the stages which are as follows: 1. Assessment. 2. Recommendations. 3. Quotation. 4. Installation. 5. Enjoy the benefits of your installation!
Click on the following links for more information on the respective incentives that are currently available:
GES Mechanical are approved Green Deal installers. Call us on 01302 876194 or phone 07930 337484 for more information and learn how to boost the value of your house.