This page will help give you information on how to access funds for new boilers, insulation and renewable technology such as solar panels. You may be moving to a new home, you would like a home which keeps its warmth, or your boiler needs replacing.
Energy supplier/Utility Provider
Your energy supplier may have access to Government Grants under a scheme called Energy Company Obligation. What the grant may offer usually depends on the householders circumstances and what changes or improvement you home may needs. To check if you are eligible for a grant to receive a replacement boiler or insulation, contact the company who pay your fuel bills first. The telephone number will be on your energy bill.
Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service (NESS)
You may be entitled to government assistant to help pay for fuel bills. Please do contact the Northamptonshire Energy Saving Service (NESS) a multi-agency service providing advice and information which is free, independent and confidential on 01604 623700 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit the NESS webpage here.
Northants Warm Homes Partnership
Purchase panels outright. You can access the Government's ‘Feed In Tariff’ or FIT (until March 2019) and the ‘Renewable Heat Incentive’ or RHI, which makes the purchase of the panels more advantageous, as the tariff will help cover the investment of the panels over time. You should be made aware these tariffs are on a timetable to reduce. Visit the Energy Saving Trust website www.energysavingtrust.org.uk. They have a list of local and national panel installers who are part of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme.
Notify the Council’s Planning Department as you may have to apply for planning permission if you live in a conservation area. If you live outside of a conservation area you can have panels installed through ‘Permitted Development Rights’. For further information or to notify the Council’s Planning Department of your intention, contact the Planning Department call 01536 464 158 or email email@example.com.