National energy efficiency solutions company Anesco has agreed its first two Green Deals and says it expects to complete hundreds more in the coming months.

The government officially launched the Green Deal scheme in January. Anesco is to begin work on its first two Green Deal plans in the coming weeks. All the upgrades made to the domestic properties will be fully funded through Green Deal finance.

"The Green Deal has received a lot of bad press since it was introduced, but we have backed it from the start,” said Adrian Pike (pictured), Anesco’s chief executive officer. “It offers homeowners a way to improve their energy efficiency and upgrade their properties without the need for upfront capital. This will bring lasting financial and environment benefits.

"Any new initiative takes time to get going, especially in the face of such negativity, but it's now beginning to come into its own and we expect it will really take off in 2014. With these first two deals signed, and hundreds more expected in the coming months, the floodgates are now truly open."