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Reconnect - Renewable Energy Grants for Householders

Action Renewables is the leading organisation in Northern Ireland in the promotion and development of renewable energy.

The Reconnect programme closed to grant applications on 31st March 2008.

Reconnect opened for applications on 24th July 2006, and it aimed to assist at least 4,000 private households to install up to two of the following technologies: solar hot water, photovoltaics (PV), wood fuelled boilers, wood pellet stoves, ground source heating, hydro electric turbines or wind turbines. The total funding allocated to this programme, over two years, was £8m.

If you would like further information on renewable energy technologies please call Action Renewables on free phone 0800 023 4077.

Other available grant programmes

Low Carbon Buildings Programme
The Low Carbon Buildings Programme is a UK wide renewable energy grant scheme which is open to residents of Northern Ireland. Details can be found on the Low Carbon Buildings Programme website or you can telephone 0800 9150990.

Applicants to the Reconnect Programme are permitted to apply for additional technologies through the Low Carbon Buildings Programme providing they are not applying for the same technology. All applications are cross checked.

Please note you will not be able to access funding from both of these government funds for the same renewable technology installation.

NIE PV Top-Up Scheme
PV applications to the Reconnect Programme or the Low Carbon Buildings Programme will be eligible for a 15% top-up grant from Northern Ireland Electricity. This will be at a rate of £900 per kWp to a maximum of £4,500 and is open to community/non-profit organisations in addition to householders. NIE will administer the top up grant and application forms for the top up will be posted out once the Reconnect grant has been claimed. For more information see the NIE Your Energy website.


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