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House of Commons Hansard
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26 November 2009
Volume 501
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To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of households in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales to have purchased (i) micro wind, (ii) small scale hydro, (iii) solar thermal, (iv) ground source heat pump, (v) air source heat pump, (vi) biomass, (vii) solar photovoltaic and (viii) electric vehicles technologies in each of the last 10 years. [300479]

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[holding answer 23 November 2009]: The Department does not hold the number of all household installations which have taken place in the last 10 years. Under the Government’s grant programmes since 2001 we are able to provide the number of technologies which have received support:

(a) Low Carbon Buildings Programme—phase one

Technology

England

Scotland

Wales

Micro Wind

539

51

69

Small Scale Hydro

4

1

Solar Thermal

5,264

7

455

Ground Source Heat Pump

482

1

61

Air Source Heat Pump

141

12

Biomass Room Heater

7

3

Solar PV

1,892

24

70

Wood Fuelled Boiler

326

5

66

Low Carbon Buildings Programme—phase two

Technology

England

Scotland

Wales

Micro Wind

193

28

27

Small Scale Hydro

0

0

0

Solar Thermal

527

35

64

Ground Source Heat Pump

309

13

10

Air Source Heat Pump

19

0

0

Biomass

1

1

1

Solar PV

1,432

63

80

Wood Fuelled Boiler

37

4

4

1 See boiler figure

(b) Major Demonstration Programme (PV only)

Technology

England

Scotland

Wales

Solar PV

1,008

43

73

(c) Clear Skies (2003-05)

Technology

England

Scotland

Wales

Micro Wind

206

Small Scale Hydro

15

Solar Technologies

5,799

Ground Source Heat Pump

473

Wood Fuelled Boiler

90

Pellet Stoves

50

The Scottish Community and Household Renewables Initiative has supported the following number of installations since 2003:

Technology

Number of installations in Scotland

Micro Wind

202

Small Scale Hydro

10

Solar Thermal

1,549

Ground Source Heat Pump

1,026

Air Source Heat Pump

197

Biomass

254

Solar PV

13

The Department does not hold information on the number of households that purchase electric vehicles.