20 August 2008
Press Release – by Emma Baldwin (South Gloucestershire Council)
To support households to reduce their energy bills and help prevent climate change, South Gloucestershire Council has launched a new scheme to assist residents to install renewable energy technologies in their homes.
The council has teamed up with Severn Wye Energy Agency to launch SG Futurenergy, which provides grants of £500 to homeowners that want to install renewable technologies like solar water heating or wind turbines.
The scheme includes a helpline manned by expert advisors that give
free, impartial advice and support from the initial enquiry to actual
installation of a renewable technology. Advisors can help identify the
most suitable renewable technologies for your home, give you a list of
reliable local installers, and advice about accessing other grants.
The scheme has also introduced a fantastic 3% low interest loan which
is available to all homeowners to help with the cost of installing a
The renewable technologies that are eligible for the scheme’s grant and
loan include: solar hot water, solar photovoltaics (PV), ground source
heat pumps, small scale wind and biomass.
To find out more information and to apply for a grant call the SG
Futurenergy Renewable Energy Advice Service on 01594 544119, lines are
open Mondays to Fridays, 9am until 5pm.
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