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GRANTS & SUBSIDIES 

 
 
At CALIBRATE ENERGY we have access to the entire body of mainstream funding as well as some site specific one off funding for more complex solutions and local funding. As there are so many ways to access funding there are also so many ways to offset and work them together and this is where we focus a lot of our attention. 
 
Although on the surface it may seem straight forward, the work involved to bring funding to a project can be complex and time consuming if you are not doing it on a daily basis like we are. Therefore we aim to make the process as streamlined and simple as possible for you – our client. 
 
APPLYING FOR FUNDING 
FEED IN TARIFF (FITS) 
RENEWABLE HEAT INCENTIVE 
GREEN DEAL 
CARBON TRUST LOAN 

HOW TO APPLY FOR FUNDING 

 
 
Firstly, it is advisable to contact our office on info@calibrateltd.co.uk or call 0800 043 (4769) GROW to have a 5 minute discussion about your project this will enable us to work out the best approach for your project. 
 
We have funding for the initial consultation available (criteria applies) so this can also be a great way to assess what it is that you require. 
 

FEED IN TARIFF (FITS) 

 
 
The Feed in tariffs or FITS are a financial incentive to encourage businesses to fit renewable energy systems to their properties and generate electricity on a local scale. 
 
Like many other countries we need to accept the fact that our energy consumption requirements continue to increase, whilst our ability to generate electricity using traditional methods will decrease in years ahead as CO2 producing fossil fuels and nuclear power stations are decommissioned - but not replaced. The other key objective of the scheme is to facilitate a significant increase in the amount of power we generate nationally from renewable methods, with the aim of meeting the EU target set for the UK of 15% through renewable energy by 2020. 
 
Since April 2010, the UK Feed In Tariff Scheme offers homeowners or commercial businesses/property owners the chance to receive money for every kilowatt hour (kw/hr) of energy generated using approved technology that is installed on their property. 
The consumer is free to use all the electricity they generate or indeed can sell it back to the grid for an additional premium. 
solar panels
 
 
Technologies which qualify for the FIT payments are: 
 
Solar PV (roof mounted or stand alone) 
Wind Turbines (building mounted or free standing) 
Hydroelectricity 
Anaerobic digesters 
Micro-combined heat and power (CHP) 

RENEWABLE HEAT INCENTIVE 

 
 
The RHI is a fixed payment for the renewable heat you generate yourself. It is very similar to the Feed in Tariffs. 
 
The RHI and FITS have done more than anything else to accelerate the installation of renewable energy throughout Europe. The upcoming imminent introduction of ASHP (Air Source Heat Pump) to this incentive will accelerate the scheme to meet the 2020 objectives. 
The RHI is index linked and works in tandem with interest free loans like the green deal and the carbon trust loan which makes it very appealing to commercial and industrial customers alike. There are 3 main steps in the process: 
 
1. Install in your property a renewable heat system such as heat pumps or solar thermal. 
2. A meter measures how much heat your renewable energy systems produce. 
3. You get a fixed amount of money based on that output, the type of technology and the size of the system. 
 
The RHI is for everyone, including landlords, businesses, farmers, schools, hospitals, care homes and many more. The RHI can even be used by entire communities, coming together to invest in a viable renewable scheme from which they will use the heat and share the income. 

GREEN DEAL 

 
 
In summary, the Government is establishing a framework to enable private firms to offer consumers energy efficiency improvements to their homes, communities and businesses at no cost upfront, and recoup the payments through a charge in instalments on the energy bill. 
The Government intends that Green Deal UK will revolutionise the energy efficiency of British properties. The Green Deal plan is an innovative financing mechanism allowing consumers to pay back the cost of their improvements through their savings on their energy bills. This means consumers can see the Green Deal charge alongside the reductions in energy use which generate savings to the ultimate energy bill. Another advantage is, if the consumer is then to move out and cease to be the bill payer at the property, the financial obligation does not move with you, but will move to the next bill payer - the charge is only paid whilst the benefits are enjoyed meaning it does not stand as a conventional loan. 
The only rule that stands with The Green Deal is that the expected financial savings for the customer must be equal to or greater than the costs attached to the energy bill. This is known as the Golden Rule. 
 
The Green Deal removes many of the barriers faced by householders and businesses wishing to install energy efficiency measures. By making investments possible at no upfront cost (repaid through energy bills) it increases the incentive for owners, occupiers, tenants and landlords to take action. 
 
A Green Deal Assessor's role is to provide the customer with a Green Deal Advice Report, detailing recommended measures and indicating whether these are likely to pay for themselves through reduced energy costs. This puts the consumer in a position to get quotes from Green Deal Providers, which if accepted will lead to signing a Green Deal Plan. 
In addition to the Green Deal Advice Report, clients will receive an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) and Occupancy Assessment (OA). 
 
A Green Deal plan is a contractual agreement setting out the cost of the work, rate of interest, terms and the fixed repayments amount which is only available from the Green Deal Provider once a written quotation has been accepted. 
 
The Green Deal Plan has been set out as a new type of unsecured loan attached to a property, repaid via a charge on the energy bill. Annual statements are sent out detailing how much has been paid off and the remaining balance. 
 
Even though you are signed to a contract, switching energy supplier is still possible as the Green Deal Plan payments will be collected by the new supplier. 

CARBON TRUST LOAN 

 
 
An interest free loan given to SME’s to upgrade and install CO2 reducing equipment such as Renewable Energy solutions. 
 
Download the document by clicking the image to the right >> 
 
 
 
 
 
Carbon Trust Document
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