Air source heat pumpsAir source heat pumps are a modern, alternative way to heat your home. Up to 400% more efficient than traditional heating, meaning for every 1kW of electricity used to power the pump you get 4kW of heat for your home.
Ground source heat pumpsGround source heat pumps work by extracting solar energy stored in the ground, or through water sources, to convert to a higher temperature for use as part of a heating system, all year round with no interruption.
Tesla PowerwallA home-battery, which stores excess solar energy to continuously power your home with sustainable energy - all day, and all night. Seamlessly power your home in the event of a power outage through backup loads of power.
Offering incentives to households for being more environmentally friendly, they are not only providing an income based reward, but aim for a country-wide shift in knowledge and beliefs of renewable energy solutions.
The Government's commitment to renewable energy solutions can be seen through the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, Feed-in Tarriffs and Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.
See below for more information about the RHI, FiT, and EVHS.
Renewable Heat Incentive – what is it?
The Renewable Heat Incentive, is a Government financial incentive for the use of renewable heat in domestic environments – in other words, your home.
By switching to a heating solution which uses renewable energy, such as an air source heat pump – reduces the amount of carbon emissions used across homes in the UK. This meets the Government’s renewable energy targets of producing 12% of heat from renewable sources by 2020.
What’s in it for me?
Anyone who has a newly installed air source heat pump can join the scheme to receive quarterly payments across seven years, based on the amount of clean and green renewable heat provided by their solution.
Although the amount paid can differ customer to customer, the quarterly payments are designed to offset the cost of installing and running your new air source heat pump.
If you are still deciding whether you should progress with an air source heat pump, or have only just begun your search into a new heating solution, speak to 50five to find out more about the range of pumps available and why we are a certified installers for the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.
The Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS) provides grant funding of up to 75% towards the cost of installing electric vehicle chargepoints at domestic properties across the UK - with a maximum value of £500 (including VAT) per household.
In order to be eligible, you must have taken ownership of a new or secondhand electric vehicle from 1 October 2016 provided that you have not claimed from previous chargepoint schemes.
A list of eligible cars can be found here.
What's in it for me?
By purchasing a home charger for your electric vehicle, you are investing in a faster and safer way to charge your vehicle. If you meet the eligibility requirements, the government is incentivising home vehicle charging and helping offset a majority of the cost of the purchase and installation.
Download a customer guide for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme.