Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (535)

Bríd Smith

Ceist:

535. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the value of grants disbursed by the SEAI under categories (details supplied) in 2017 and 2018. [5605/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

The Better Energy Homes scheme is funded by my Department and is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The scheme offers cash grants to all homeowners whose homes were built and occupied before 2006. The grants offered cover a range of works, including wall and attic insulation, heating controls and the installation of renewable technologies.

In 2018 the Better Energy Homes scheme was expanded to include grants for Heat Pumps and Solar Photovoltaic (PV) panels. The cut-off date for eligibility for these grants is for homes built prior to 2011.

The following table details the amount of grant funding spent on energy efficiency measures under this scheme for 2017 and 2018.

Value of grants

2017

2018

Heat pump systems (incl. Technical Assessment)

N/A

57,500

All insulation

8,323,413

8,647,574

Heating controls (including those paid in conjunction with fossil fuel boilers)

5,312,459

6,609,314

Solar thermal

2,008,750

1,125,000

Solar PV

N/A

125,350