Domestic and business grants for microgeneration
If you’re interested in using microgeneration technologies to help save money on your home or business gas and electricity, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are various financial schemes to help install these structures.
Smart Export Guarantee
This is an obligation set out by the UK Government that all licensed electricity suppliers must offer a tariff and make a payment to individuals and companies that generate and export renewable electricity to the National Grid. This replaces the ‘Feed-in’ tariff scheme. Once the MCS certified solar panels, wind turbines or other forms of microgeneration technologies are installed, your home or business can earn money for the energy generated that you’re not using yourself.
Green Homes Grant
This grant helps homeowners with the upfront costs of installing solar thermal microgeneration technologies. The Green Homes grant will pay two-thirds of the costs of the energy-efficient improvements, however solar panels are not eligible under this financial offer.
Renewable Heat Incentive
Those who use renewable technologies to heat their homes are entitled to financial support through the Renewable Heat Incentive. Homeowners will receive a quarterly tariff payment for every kilowatt-hour of renewable heat they produce, and these payments continue for seven years. Even better, if homeowners install more than one microgeneration technology, then they receive payments for each system they use.
Microgeneration is an excellent long-term goal for your business to save money and improve its carbon footprint. If you’re looking to reduce your business energy bills in the short term, then why not contact us and see how much you could save by switching utility providers? Join the other 68,000 businesses who we’ve helped to save up to 45% on their business gas and electricity bills.