Category Archives: Grants, Offers & Funding

Be an Energy Smart Shopper

How to Get a Better Energy Deal

Getting a better deal on your home energy supply has never been easier. This is because Ofgem, the energy regulator, has made important changes which are designed to make it easier to shop around and get a better energy deal. … Continue reading

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Is Solar PV worth it70

Solar PV Feed-In Tariff rates frozen until January

Last week Ofgem confirmed that following July’s cuts to the Feed-In Tariff rates for Solar PV, the rates will remain at July-October levels for all installations fitted before the 1st January 2014. The rates are as follows for installations below … Continue reading

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Funding for insulation

New Grant scheme for Home Improvements: £20 million Green Deal Communities scheme

Last week the government announce a new scheme designed to target specific streets, selected by Local Authorities as ones that will benefit from Green Deal Improvements. The idea is that is it more effective to deliver energy saving measures, particularly … Continue reading

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The Renewable Heat Incentive has finally launched

After some delay DECC this week confirmed that it’s planned domestic ‘Pay-As-You-Generate’ renewable heat scheme The Renewable Heat Incentive is ready to launch. Under the scheme, participants will be paid a set amount per kWh of heat generated using their … Continue reading

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Rural energy saving Be Energy Smart

DECC announces launch of the Rural Community Energy Fund – giving grants and loans to set up renewable energy in your community

Last week DECC announced that £15 million worth of funding will be made available to support English rural communities in creating their own renewable energy plants. Known as the Rural Community Energy Fund, or RCEF for short, the fund will … Continue reading

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Solar Panel Power Plant

Is your Domestic Solar Panel Installation actually a little Electricity Power Plant earning income from the Feed-in-Tariff?

This could be a really important question. For those of us with lofty ambitions, we could think of our solar domestic PV installation as a little power plant. You might start to think that if you’re effectively a little business … Continue reading

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Solar PV Installation Be Energy Smart

There’s still time to take advantage of Pre-July Solar PV FIT rates

With the arrival of Summer in the UK (finally) you may be looking at all that sunshine and wondering whether a Solar PV installation would be right for your home. You can find out by filling out our Home Energy … Continue reading

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Slow uptake on the Green Deal

By the end of April a relatively impressive 18,000 Green Deal assessments had been carried out. It had been a slow start to the Green Deal, with a few delays and a number of high profile swipes at the concept, … Continue reading

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Renewable Heat Premium Payments Vouchers Increased

Increases to the Renewable Heat Premium Payments

The government has announced that they are going to increase the amount of money that can be claimed with the Renewable Heat Premium Payment vouchers. These are the vouchers that are given to domestic home-owners who fit the qualifying, heat … Continue reading

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HHCRO free insulation

Are you one of millions who could benefit from free insulation?

See if you’re eligible for the HHCRO here!  

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