Grants / Funding

UK Feed in Tariff Rates 2018 – All Technologies

Current, 2018 Feed in Tariff rates for the various technologies under the FIT scheme. UK Feed in Tariff rates for Solar PV, Wind, Hydro, Micro CHP and Anaerobic Digestion. This page will be updated as new rates are announced. Continue reading

Are the UK Government About to Kill Solar Subsidies?

The short and unfortunate answer is yes, it looks like they are. The Government is proposing to cut the Feed in Tariff from 12.47 p/kWh to 1.63 p/kWh unless you get in before January 1st. Continue reading

FIT Installation Update – October to December 2014

The fourth quarter of 2014 was a strong end to a strong year for the UK Feed in Tariff scheme and saw installations reach 560,825 and a total installed capacity of 2,988.46 MW. Continue reading

Air Source Heat Pumps and Biomass Dominate New Domestic RHI Installations

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive was launched on April 9th, 2014. A new report from Green Business Watch has analysed the most recent application numbers from the scheme and highlights some interesting facts about the uptake of domestic renewable heat. … Continue reading

Solar PV Feed in Tariff Rates Remain Unchanged From October 2014

Solar Feed in Tariff rates across all bands are to remain unchanged for the 4th quarter of 2014. Under the degression mechanism built into the solar PV Feed in Tariff, rates are lowered each quarter providing that deployment targets have … Continue reading

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund Closed

On July 24th, 2014 just short of 7 weeks after the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund was launched, DECC announced that the fund is now closed for applications. Continue reading

Get up to £7,600 From the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) launched on 9th June 2014 and will see householders claiming up to £7,600 for making energy efficient changes to their homes. Continue reading

Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Guide Launched

This is just a really quick post to let people know that we have just launched our Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Guide. The Domestic RHI Guide is the latest in a series of guides we have prepared covering renewable energy, … Continue reading

Solar Panel Grants in the UK

We take a look at the main, nationwide schemes that will provide funding for people to buy and install solar panels on their homes. Continue reading

DETINI Propose Massive Cuts in Support for Northern Ireland Solar

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment Northern Ireland have released proposed changes to the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) as part of the small scale banding review consultation. The consultation is part of an ongoing process that sees banding … Continue reading

Solar FIT – What do Higher, Middle and Lower Rates Mean?

If you’ve ever come across the solar Feed in Tariff rates table, you’ll have seen several rates depending on the size of the installation and further divided into higher, middle and lower rate tariffs. So, what do ‘higher’, ‘middle’, and ‘lower’ rates mean and when do they apply? Continue reading

Solar Feed in Tariff Changes, July 2014

New solar PV Feed in Tariff rates come into effect from July 1st 2014. Rates remain unchanged for lower capacity installations that apply to the bulk of domestic installs under the Feed in Tariff.  The lower rate tariff, which applies … Continue reading

Renewable Heat Incentive Finally Available For Domestic Use

Ofgem has announced that the long awaited Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is now available for domestic users from today. It is hoped that the scheme, which involves the use of a tariff for the production of renewable heat, will encourage … Continue reading

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is Open?

It looks like the Sunday Times were right and the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive is finally set to open for business today. We haven’t seen an official announcement yet but Ofgem has updated its page on the Domestic RHI.  Ofgem … Continue reading

New 2014 Feed in Tariff Rates Announced for Non Solar Technologies

January 31st, saw Ofgem publish new 2014 Feed in Tariff rates for non solar PV technologies including wind, hydro, CHP and anaerobic digestion. Continue reading

Solar Feed in Tariff Changes, April 2014

Ofgem has announced changes to the solar pv Feed in Tariff rates for the second quarter of 2014. The new rates will take effect from April 1st 2014 and have been adjusted by the annual RPI rate of 2.7 percent. Continue reading

Green Deal: Control Your Heating

Once you have done all you can to improve the efficiency of your home through insulation and heat loss reduction, you can start to think about the way you are heating your home. A homes heating bill is typically the … Continue reading

Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation (NIRO) – FIT in Northern Ireland

If you live or run a business in Northern Ireland, you might be wondering whether you can get involved in the Feed in Tariff (FIT) scheme and what other incentives are available. Continue reading

Green Deal: Insulation and Draft Proofing

Before you start thinking about renewable energy, it is important to make your home as efficient as possible. This means making it as draught proof and as well insulated as you can. Continue reading

How to Get The Green Deal: Step by Step

A step by step guide on how to get the Green Deal and what is involved. Starting with your Green Deal Assessment, it helps to understand the process you’ll go through to avail of a Green Deal loan or cashback. Continue reading