The upcoming oil ban, combined with the sunny summer and high electricity prices, increased interest in energy and climate measures supported by Enov.
In August, they paid nearly 22.4 million for a total of 1,156 measures. It's a new monthly record, reporting the nation. The previous record was from December last year when Enova paid EUR 19.3 million for energy and climate measures in Norwegian homes.
"We have never received so many registrations and we have never paid so much in support with Eno's support this fall," says Anna Barnwell, Marketing Manager for Construction and Energy Systems.
There are a total of 16 different energy and climate measures that can trigger a payment if you register Enova's accounts when the measures are completed. A quarter of the proceeds through grants go to a reduction in oil, which is linked to the smoking ban for fossil oil, to be introduced from 1 January 2020.
According to Enov, there may be as many as 90,000 households that are still heating fossil fuels. A new heating solution needs to be found.
The second group of support did not go so surprisingly to support the installation of solar panels. The sunny summer was a boom in that market, with almost as many plants installed in August as during 2017.