Greener Homes

Source: IEA/IRENA Renewables Policies Database
Last updated: 19 July 2012
The Greener Homes Scheme (the "Scheme") provides assistance to homeowners who intend to purchase a new renewable energy heating system for either new or existing homes. The scheme is administered by Sustainable Energy Ireland ("SEI") and aims to increase the use of renewable energy and sustainable energy technologies in Irish homes. Householders can play their part by choosing a renewable heating system (solar, biomass or heat pump based) that meets their particular needs in terms of heat demand, budget and environmental considerations. Doing so will help Ireland move down a path towards more sustainable energy use, ultimately benefiting the environment. The grants will be provided to householders over the next 5 years who invest in renewable energy based heating systems under the following categories: Solar heating - for space heating and/or hot water Heat pump - horizontal collector, vertical collector, well water or air source Wood Chip or Pellet stoves - with or without integral boiler Wood Chip or Pellet boilers Tha following level of funding is available: Solar Thermal Space and or Hot water heating EUR 300 per m2(to max. 12 m2 ) Heat Pump - Horizontal ground collector EUR 4,300 Heat Pump - Vertical ground collector EUR 6,500 Heat Pump - Water (well) to water EUR 4,300 Heat Pump - Air source EUR 4,000 Wood Chip/Pellet Stove EUR 1,100 Biomass / Wood pellet Stove with integral boiler EUR 1,800 Wood Chip/Pellet Boiler EUR 4,200

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