Mitsubishi Electric welcomes the Government’s announcement of its Green Homes Grant voucher scheme as a necessary step on the road to net zero. Homeowners who apply for the scheme will receive up to £5,000 to install a range of energy efficiency and low carbon heating technologies.
To qualify for the scheme, homeowners must install a primary measure, which includes the installation of air source heat pumps, which deliver renewable heating to residential properties. The new scheme comes as the Government looks to rejuvenate the economy after the impact of COVID-19, while also taking steps towards its 2050 net zero carbon emissions goal.
“The Green Homes Grant voucher scheme is a very welcome adrenaline shot for the sustainable heating market. As it stands, the domestic heating sector accounts for a third of all UK emissions – so incentivising the uptake of low carbon heating options is an important step on the path to cutting carbon emissions”, said Max Halliwell, Communications Manager, Mitsubishi Electric.
“Having to install an air source heat pump as one of the primary requirement for grant acceptance also means that the industry is going to grow, delivering more job opportunities for installers across the country. “This is also great news for homeowners who make the switch. Not only will they benefit from cost savings on fuel, the grant also helps cover the upfront fee of buying a heat pump. In turn, this will deliver the green credentials that many are increasingly looking for in their homes. In short, this scheme delivers benefits to all stakeholders across the value chain – and not least the environment”.
As part of the Government’s £2bn investment in the Green Homes Grant, £500m will be delivered through local authorities to reduce fuel poverty and support the installation of low carbon heating. Those in lower income households can receive double the grant limit, up to £10,000 for their property, helping to move away from a reliance on costly fossil-fuel heating systems, especially in the winter which can lead to many households experiencing fuel poverty.
To find out more about the sustainable forms of home heating that qualify for the scheme visit Ecodan.co.uk