Deadline for heat pump grants – extended!

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With the existing Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme closing on March 30th 2012, Climate Change Minister Greg Barker has announced a second phase of the scheme, declaring: “The new Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme will be bigger and better than the original.

The second phase of the scheme, which offers grants towards the installation costs of thermal solar panels and both air and ground source heat pumps, will be launched on April 2nd this year and with a £10m increase to its budget.

Karen Lawrence, Energy Ssaving Trust’s director of delivery, who will continue to administor the scheme, said:

“One of the main barriers that prevents people from taking the plunge is the up-front capital cost. The announcement of the second phase of the government’s Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme not only offers homeowners help with the initial costs, but it also provides them with access to heat technologies that can help them to reduce their energy bills, year on year.”

So once again homeowners will be able to claim up to £300 towards their thermal solar panels, and up to £1,250 towards the cost of having a heat pump installed. Which is some welcome good news for the renewable energy industry that has to constantly adapt to the ‘flexible’ decision making from the government. What impact will this have? It already seems likely that the proposed RHI tariff will be pushed back until 2013…

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