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18/10/2021

Carlow people encouraged to apply for Heat Pump Installation grants as applications now open

A heat pump system harnesses energy from renewable sources (such as the air, water or ground) outside the building

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The scheme will be administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

A Fine Gael TD said that applications are now open for Heat Pump Installation grants under the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat.  

The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat will be administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

Deputy Pat Deering said: “I strongly encourage people in Carlow to apply for this scheme.

“A heat pump system harnesses energy from renewable sources (such as the air, water or ground) outside the building. This heat can then be used for heating buildings, hot water, and for use in manufacturing processes.

“The Scheme will financially support the adoption of renewable heating systems by commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating and other non-domestic heat users.

“The development of the scheme has integrated lessons learned from other jurisdictions. As a result, strict eligibility and energy efficiency criteria apply to all projects supported by the scheme.

“The Scheme will support ground, air and water source electric heat pump installations with grant aid up to 30% of the upgrade capital outlay,” the Fine Gael TD said.

“It’s very important that we increase renewable energy in the heat sector and decrease emissions.

“I intend to use my position on the Committee on Climate Action to help drive the culture change we need to help us tackle of emissions and wasted energy," he added. 

Full details of the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat are available on SEAI’s website - https://www.seai.ie/

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