Home Improvement Grants Northern Ireland
It is estimated that around 6% of NI’s heating needs are now provided through renewable technologies. The Northern Ireland government is keen to support the installation of renewable energy systems in homes across Northern Ireland. If you are a home-owner living in a house in Northern Ireland, you may be able to claim financial assistance via a government scheme, or government grant, to make your home more energy efficient. Therefore reducing your home heating bills, and future proofing your home against future energy costs. These are known as renewable energy grants, and can be used to gain financial assistance for installing a renewable energy system such as solar panels, heat pump, (air source or ground source), biomass boilers (ie wood pellet stove, wood gasification boiler).
Over the past number of years the Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme was created. This was an renewable energy grant designed to help domestic householders in Northern Ireland afford alternative renewable technologies, so that they could heat their home and provide hot water. These renewable energy technologies provided more energy efficient heating systems, than traditional heating fuels such as oil or gas. Previously the following grant rates applied, 3,500 Ground Source Heat Pumps, £ 2,500 Biomass and Wood Pellet Boilers, £ 1,700 Air Source Heat Pumps, , £ 320 Solar Panels. Once you had installed your renewable energy system there was also additional financial support for seven years via the domestic RHI Renewable Heat Incentive) . This grant supported home owners who installed renewable technologies such as biomass, ground source heat pumps, air to water heat pumps and solar Thermal. As of the 8th February 2016 , applications for the Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme and RHI Payments Northern Ireland closed.
Please see below for full details of all home improvement and renewable energy grants currently available for home-owners in Northern Ireland