Refer to the following organisations for more information on renewable solution grants available for your home.
The Renewable Heat Premium Payment - RHPP
The Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme is a Government scheme which gives money to householders to help them buy renewable heating technologies. It will run in a similar way to the Boiler Scrappage Scheme whereby customers will get a fixed payment voucher for installing a renewable heating device. For further information, please visit: www.est.org.uk
The Renewable Heat Incentive – RHI
The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will provide financial support for those who install renewable heating, which qualifies for support under the scheme. For some who have installed a renewable energy system producing heat after July 15th 2009 they may be eligible to claim the Renewable Heat Incentive. For further information, please visit: www.decc.gov.uk
VAT on Renewable Technologies
When you have certain energy saving materials and equipment (including Ground Source and Air Source Heat Pumps) installed in your house, you’ll be charged a lower rate of VAT than normal. If the materials and equipment go into a new hose, you don’t pay any VAT at all. Your building contractor or NIBE Installer should charge these lower rates on the installation work as well as on the materials and equipment itself.
There are only certain materials and equipment that can be charged at the lower rate. However, the range is wider if the job is being funded by a grant, so it’s worth seeing if you can get a grant for the installation. For further information, please click the following link: www.hmrc.gov.uk
Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) funding
The Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) is a statutory obligation that requires the 6 major energy suppliers in Great Britain to deliver carbon dioxide emissions and reductions in the domestic sector.
This funding gives opportunities for local authorities and housing associations to develop partnerships and harness CERT money for sustainable energy measures in their area. This funding is for Public Sector and Not for Profit Organisations. For further information please visit: www.energysavingtrust.org.uk
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme - MCS
The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) is an independent scheme that certifies Microgeneration products and installers in accordance with consistent standards. It is designed to evaluate microgeneration products and installers against robust criteria providing protection for consumers. The MCS Scheme is the only certification scheme to cover all microgeneration products and services, and has support from the Department for Energy and Climate Change, industry and non-governmental groups as a prime method for making substantial contribution to cutting the UK’s dependency on fossil fuels and carbon dioxide emissions. For further information, please visit: www.microgenerationcertification.org
The Enhanced Capital Allowance Energy Scheme –ECA
This scheme is a key part of the Government’s programme to manage climate change. It provides businesses with enhanced tax relief for investments in equipment that meets published energy-saving criteria. 100 per cent first year Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA) allow the full cost of an investment in designated energy-saving plant and machinery to be written off against the taxable profits of the period in which the investment is made. The general rate of capital allowances for spending on plant and machinery is 30% a year on the reducing balance basis. For further information, please visit: www.eca.gov.uk/etl