Energy efficiency loan scheme - Carbon Trust

Loans of between £5,000 and £200,000 interest-free towards the cost of relevant energy saving measures including renewable technologies – refer to the ECA scheme website for eligible technologies.

Contact or phone the Carbon Trust helpline  0800 085 2005

Enhanced Capital Allowances Scheme – Carbon Trust

Under the Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECA) scheme, you can claim an ‘enhanced’ 100% capital allowance on qualifying investments in equipment in the first tax year. Normal capital allowances on plant and machinery are 25% a year on a reducing balance basis. So the scheme boosts cash flow and shortens the payback period.
Visit the ECA website to check which equipment is eligible on the Energy Technology List (ETL).

There are several technologies on the list including renewable/low carbon technologies such as:

  • Biomass boilers
  • Ground / water / air source heat pumps
  • Solar thermal systems
  • Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Systems