Social landlords share £5m for renewable heat

The Government has awarded a share of £5 million to get more renewable heating in the homes of tenants. A total of 57 landlords have won the cash, which will […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

The Government has awarded a share of £5 million to get more renewable heating in the homes of tenants.

A total of 57 landlords have won the cash, which will be used to install a range of renewable heating kit such as air and ground source heat pumps, solar thermal and biomass boilers in social homes.

DECC said the winning projects offer the best value for money and a mix of renewable heat technologies to be installed.

The funding is from the second round of this year’s Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) Social Landlords competition.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said: “Renewable heating kit like heat pumps and biomass boilers can help keep homes warm and bills down so it’s great that social landlords will be getting cash to help get over 2,100 renewable heating technologies into the homes of their tenants.”

The projects will need to be completed and claims made by the end of June next year.

Last month Ofgem revealed bill payers living in rented accommodation could save an average of £190 by switching energy suppliers.