The government has revealed that £8.5 million has been issued under the new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund in its first fortnight.
In total 2,821 applications have been made under the new scheme which offers homeowners money for installing energy efficiency measures from a pre-approved list.
The figure is a £6 million increase from the first week which saw £2.6 million issued.
Commenting on the statistics, energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey said: “We’ve changed the Green Deal to make it simpler and faster for people to make their homes more energy efficient – you could get up to £7,600 back, straight into your bank account. I want as many people as possible to benefit from this unmissable offer. It won’t be around forever, so sign up now and get your home ready for the winter.”
Under the new incentive scheme, which began in June, domestic energy customers can get up to £1000 for installing two measures from an approved list, up to £6000 for installing solid wall insulation; and up to £100 refunded for a Green Deal Assessment.