Scotland becomes first country in the world to incorporate heat batteries into its renewable energy support

Interest free Scottish Government loan now offered to homeowners to install heat batteries and cut energy consumption

Sunamp, the world leader in thermal energy storage, has welcomed the news that heat batteries are included for the first time in the Scottish Government backed Home Energy Scotland Loan scheme that helps homeowners make energy saving improvements.  The scheme is now open for homeowners and private landlords in Scotland to apply for an interest free loan of up to £6,000 to install heat batteries to help cut fuel costs and improve warmth and comfort in their homes.

Andrew Bissell, founder and Chief Executive of Sunamp, said: “We’re delighted that the Scottish Government is supporting energy storage systems in all forms.  We’re especially pleased that Scotland, where we are based, is the first country to offer government support for heat batteries.  Hopefully other countries will now follow Scotland’s lead so consumers everywhere can benefit from heat batteries to cut energy consumption.  They will then benefit in the same way they did when Feed in Tariffs became the standard support for solar PV.

“Anyone thinking about cutting fuel bills and increasing their comfort by using heat batteries to provide heating and hot water should contact Sunamp in the first instance and we will then put you in touch with Home Energy Scotland who will provide supplementary advice.”

Home Energy Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by the Energy Saving Trust, provide free, independent, impartial advice on energy saving, renewable energy, sustainable transport, waste prevention and more. Homeowners seeking a loan for a heat battery must also apply for a renewable system, such as solar PV or air source heat pump, or have an already existing renewables system that it will be connected to.

Sunamp Heat Batteries have featured on Grand Designs and Fully Charged and the company is growing its research and manufacturing facilities in East Lothian and wider Edinburgh city region.