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Smart Export Guarantee Scheme

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is a support mechanism designed to ensure small-scale generators are paid for the renewable electricity they export to the national grid. It has been in place since 1 January 2020. You may be eligible to apply if you have one of the following renewable energy generating technologies:

  • solar PV panels
  • a wind turbine
  • hydro
  • anaerobic digestion
  • micro combined heat and power (micro-CHP)

Boiler Upgrade Scheme

The government is offering grants to homeowners to install low carbon heating systems such as heat pumps, through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. These grants can help with the upfront cost of low carbon heating technologies.

The scheme is open to domestic and small non-domestic properties in England and Wales. It runs from 2022 to 2025.

You can get:

  • £5,000 off the cost and installation of an air source heat pump
  • £5,000 off the cost and installation of a biomass boiler
  • £6,000 off the cost and installation of a ground source heat pump

For more information, see the government's advice on five reasons to get a heat pump.