People living in the South West of England are more likely to embrace renewable energy as they have made more applications to receive funding to install the equipment according to government figures.
More applications under the Renewable Heat Incentive Premium Payment grants were made in the South West compared to other regions. Currently, 668 applications have been made in the region, in comparison with 452 in the South East, 325 in Wales and 74 in the North East.
The scheme has been open since August 1 2011 and will be open to applications under the end of March this year. £15 million has been earmarked to support 25,000 installations of renewable energy equipment to provide heating, with the funding mainly aimed at homes that are not heated by mains gas.
Funding is available for a wide range of technologies and the amount of money homeowners receive depends on the renewable energy equipment they choose. You can receive £1,250 to install ground source heat pumps, £950 to install biomass and wood chip boilers, £650 to install air source heat pumps and £300 to install solar thermal panels, so there are a number of options for homeowners looking to reduce their heating costs and reduce their carbon footprint.
For advice on all forms of renewable energy as well as information on the various grants and payment schemes currently offered by the government, contact the renewable energy experts at Enerfina. As independent advisors, Enerfina offer information on a wide range of technologies so they can help you find the right equipment for your home. Visit www.enerfina.com for information on the different renewable energy types available.