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Phase 2 of energy efficiency scheme launched

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has announced that today sees £19 million of funding made available for those applying for its Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, launched in autumn 2012.

This is the second phase of the scheme, which is intended to encourage development of products delivering energy efficiency, storage and low carbon generation.

Successful projects to date have included examples providing energy storage, heat storage, tidal turbine testing and an ‘eco’ power shower, according to the DECC.

Applicants will need to register their contact details on the Energy Entrepreneurs website by 5 July.

The deadline for applications is 12 July.

The scheme will support projects up to a maximum value of £1 million, which need to be completed by March 2015.

The DECC describes the £19 million funding as being available on a “competitive, rolling basis”.

The first phase of the scheme resulted in 30 projects receiving a share of the initial allocation of £16m.

These included building control systems, advanced lighting systems, space heating and cooling technologies, alongside power generation and energy storage technologies including fuel cells, biomass boilers and heat pumps.

Winning designs range from smart energy demand controls and innovative waste management solutions, to ideas for installing insulation.