The £2 billion available for the Green Homes Grant will fund energy saving measures for over 600,000 homes in England. It is more generous than previous similar schemes so is a good opportunity for anyone thinking of improving the energy efficiency of their homes. Insulation and other measures to improve the efficiency of the use of energy will be supported, as will the provision of heat using solar panels or heat pumps.
For most people up to £5,000 will be available to fund two thirds of the costs involved, but the scheme is more generous for people on benefits. The government will issue vouchers for approved projects that can be used to buy installations from approved suppliers. Vouchers will be available from late September and the scheme is expected to last until March 2021 (extended in November 2020 until March 2022).
Moor Sustainable has updated our website page on Financial support for energy saving and generation to explain how the scheme will work and to give you links to further details. With that information you will be able to start planning and contact suppliers so you could be ready to apply for your voucher as soon as the scheme becomes operational.
For those who do not yet have PV panels to generate electricity the same web page has been updated with the latest news on the Smart Export Guarantee that has replaced the Feed-in Tariff for new installations.