State’s retrofitting programme output fell by 31% last year

Fewer people sought to use clean energy grants during pandemic

25th January, 2021
State’s retrofitting programme output fell by 31% last year
In 2019, the number of home energy upgrades or retrofits completed was 24,700, while in 2020 there were just 16,955 homes completed. Picture: Getty

The state’s retrofitting programme output fell by 31 per cent last year due to Covid-19, according to new stats from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).

The new figures are to be published this week and detail a broadly disappointing year for sustainable energy initiatives, with total capital supports from the SEAI down by €30 million in 2020 as fewer people sought to use clean energy grants during the pandemic.

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