Renewable Incentive Schemes – financial support for renewable installations

To help meet CO2 targets, the government initiated a range of renewable incentive schemes.

These renewable incentive schemes aim to increase the uptake of renewable systems by providing a financial incentive to customers installing a renewable solution. As a result,  UK carbon emissions will reduce. In effect, consumers receive a benefit for switching to a renewable solution and the government benefits as fossil fuel consumption and carbon output lower.

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme

In order to accelerate the UK’s transition away from fossil fuel heating systems, the Boiler Upgrade Scheme provides an upfront contribution towards the costs of installing a renewable heating system.

Homes and small businesses can claim £5,000 towards the costs of air source heat pumps and biomass boilers. Ground source heat pumps are eligible for £6,000. They payments are made upfront and come off of the total amount the customer will pay.

Applications are installed-led and only eligible systems and homes will be successful. Find more details by following the link below.

MCS – Microgeneration Certification Scheme

Renewable technologies must be MCS approved and installed by an MCS approved provider to be eligible for a renewable incentive.

MCS is the governing body for the renewable industry. The scheme ensures installations and components adhere to various quality standards. MCS approved to install solar PV, air and ground source heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal system, all GreenGenUK installations are eligible for government incentive.

Find further information on the MCS website.

Click the links below for more information on the Renewable Heat Incentive and Smart Export Guarantee schemes.