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Renewable Energy: Housing

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of household grants that will be claimed under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme for (a) solar photovoltaics, (b) wind turbines, (c) small hydro, (d) solar thermal hot water, (e) ground source heat pumps, (f) biomass room heaters and stoves and (g) wood-fuelled boiler systems in (i) 2008 (ii) 2009 and (iii) 2010. (202197)

Given that there have been approximately 4,300 domestic installations funded through the Householder Stream of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme to date, we would estimate there to be approximately a further 8,000 domestic installations funded through the programme to scheme closure should all of the available funds be committed.

Details are shown in the following table:

Technology

2006-07 (Actual)

2007-08 (Actual)

2008-09 (Estimate)

2009-10 (Estimate)

2010-11 (Estimate)

Phase 1 total (Estimate)

Biomass room heater/stove (automated wood pellet feed)

1

8

11

9

6

35

Ground source heat pump

69

181

319

261

151

981

Small scale hydro

0

2

9

5

1

17

Solar photovoltaic

228

452

357

521

447

2,005

Solar thermal hot water

1,263

1,388

1,090

1,894

1,682

7,317

Wind turbine

177

345

218

347

270

1,357

Wood fuelled boiler system

34

104

182

156

111

587

Total

1,772

2,480

2,157

3,193

2,696

12,299