Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks, has announced that there will be �6.2 million more funding available under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP) for people who want to install micro-wind turbines, solar panels and other microgeneration technologies on their homes.

Response to the programme since its launch in April has been high and to help meet the demand the DTI is transferring £6.2million of the total £28.5 million phase 1 funding into the householder stream. This will now mean there is a total pot of £12.7 million for householder grants.

Phase 2 funding, which was announced by the Chancellor in the last Budget, will provide a further £50 million in grants for large-scale public sector projects and charitable organisations.