A Scottish renewable energy chief was welcomed the inclusion of thermal batteries for domestic heating for the first time in the loan scheme that helps homeowners make energy saving improvements.
The government-backed scheme is now open for homeowners and private landlords in Scotland to apply for an interest-free loan of up to £6,000 to install heat batteries to help cut fuel costs and improve warmth and comfort in their homes.
Andrew Bissell, founder and Chief Executive of Sunamp – the East Lothian-based battery maker – said: “We’re delighted that the Scottish Government is supporting energy storage systems in all forms.
“We’re especially pleased that Scotland, where we are based, is the first country to offer government support for heat batteries.
“Hopefully other countries will now follow Scotland’s lead so consumers everywhere can benefit from heat batteries to cut energy consumption.
“They will then benefit in the same way they did when Feed in Tariffs became the standard support for solar PV.”
Homeowners seeking a loan for a heat battery must also apply for a renewable system, such as solar PV or air source heat pump, or have an already existing renewables system that it will be connected to.
Sunamp claims its battery-based heating systems can cut domestic energy bills by 75%.
14 Jun 2018