Low Carbon Householder Grants Re-Launched!

As heard on This week the government announced it will start paying grants again for home owners who want to fit them. The DTI Low Carbon Buildings Programme householder stream will re-launch on 29th May 2007. You have to apply for a DTI accredited product installed by a DTI accredited installer.

Our chosen turbine is accredited in the Clear Skies Wind Turbines Section:
Windsave Ltd WS1000 micro-wind inc. "Plug'n'Save"grid tied inverter Building mounted micro-wind turbine system Model: WS1000 listed on 28/11/2005 with Clear-Skies Product Code: WT5029

Our chosen installer (the Mark Group) is also listed as an accredited installer:
Ref# 2142667 Mark Group / Mark Insulations 70 Boston Road Leicester Leicestershire LE4 1AW, Tel: 0116 236 6523, Email: bill.rumble@markgroup.co.uk

Application forms and guidance notes for the re-launched householder grant scheme are now available on the Low-Carbon website from 29 May.

The grant funding restrictions for wind turbines are:

  • Maximum of £1,000 per kW of installed capacity
  • overall maximum of £2,500 or 30% of the relevant eligible costs, whichever is the lower
I think this is about the same for our small-scale project.

Here are some other links recommended by BBC's MoneyBox:


Energywatch consumer helpline - 08459 06 07 08
Energy Saving Trust helpline - 0800 915 7722
Energy Efficiency Advice Centres - 0800 512 012


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