If you have an existing oil boiler or solid fuel boiler then you may qualify for a Government backed grant to install solar panels for free or substantially discounted.
Apply today if you meet ALL of the following criteria:
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU HAVE A GAS BOILER
Photovoltaic cells, which are used to create solar panels, transform the energy of the sun into electricity. When sunshine strikes each layer of the solar panel, its unique electronic properties energise and produce an electric field, creating the current needed to produce electricity. Electricity produced by solar panels is in the DC (direct current) form. This is then put through an inverter to turn it into into AC (alternating current) that can be used by the building the solar panels are mounted on fed into the National Grid.
The ECO4 energy efficiency scheme aims to help low-income households in raising their homes' energy efficiency - any grant payments awarded are non-repayable. Grant recipients who qualify will receive money for solar PV system installation in their homes. Following a free evaluation at your home, it may be necessary in some circumstances to contribute to the installation costs. However, this will be clearly stated up front.
Solar panels typically do not require planning approval. The only exceptions are if your property is in a conservation area, has a flat roof, or is a listed building. In some situations, your local authority's building control team's consent may be needed.
The money to pay for the Solar Panels & Installation comes from energy suppliers as part of a government scheme to reduce carbon emissions, known as the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO4). An initial survey is carried out by an approved solar panel installer, the installer completes the work on the approved property and the installer then invoices the utility companies for the grant amount.
If for any reason you don’t qualify for the full grant you could still qualify for a large contribution to the cost of the work, meaning a small amount is to be paid.
To qualify for funding, someone living in the property needs to be in receipt of at least one of the benefits listed below:
* Household income limits apply