Households Sign Up For Renewable Heat Scheme

Enough households have expressed an interest in joining a renewable heating scheme to allow organisers to make a formal application to the government.

27 homes across the islands said they would be keen to applying for the grants to fund new, sustainable home heating sources, at a meeting held by Low Carbon Scilly last Wednesday.

ISREC and Low Carbon Scilly, who promote conversion to sustainable energy practises, were hoping to find around 30 households to apply for government cash from the Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme. Lisa says they’ll now start putting together their application to join the scheme.

Each home could get around £6,000 for ground source heat pumps, £4,400 for air source heat pumps, £5,200 for biomass or wood burners and £2,000 for solar thermal systems.

Lisa’s hopeful that Scilly will be successful because the islands meet several of the key criteria, with no mains gas and recognised levels of deprivation.


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