What are solar panel grants?
Solar panel grants is a scheme that helps homeowners, private tenants and landlords reduce their energy bills and avoid fuel poverty by replacing carbon fuel source for heating with renewable forms of heating. The solar panel grants are carried out under the ECO4 government scheme; this scheme is designed to help people living in homes with an energy rating of D and below with energy efficiency measures, such as insulation and solar panels.
The scheme helps to reduce energy bills by up to 75%, allowing homeowners to save on their energy bills in the long run. It also helps reduce carbon emissions and pollution, making homes more sustainable. Additionally, those with solar panels installed under the scheme may be eligible for the Smart Export Guarantee. The SEG scheme allows homeowners with solar panels to be paid for the electricity they generate. This helps to provide further savings on energy bills and may even create an income.
The scheme is open to most households in England, Scotland and Wales, with some eligibility criteria that must be met. It is important to note that the solar panel grants are not available for every house and homeowner; therefore, it is important to check with the provider before applying. Furthermore, additional costs may be incurred when installing solar panels and these should also be taken into account prior to making an application.
Solar panel grants can provide homeowners with a great opportunity to reduce the cost of their energy bills and create an income from selling electricity back to the grid.
Who qualifies for a solar panel grant in Anglesey?
The solar panel grant scheme is available to home owners, tenants and landlords looking to reduce their energy bills and improve their properties energy performance rating.
In order to qualify for solar panel funding in Angle the following criteria must be met to receive a 100% grant:
1. The property must not have a mains gas central heating system installed.
2. The existing EPC rating of the property must be below ‘D60’ (we can check this for you)
3. The property must be privately owned or privately rented (we are unable to obtain funding for social housing unfortunately)
4. A resident must be in receipt of one of the following tax credits or benefits:
Child Tax credit
Working tax credit
Income based Jobseekers allowance
Income related Employment & Support Allowance
Solar PV Panels will provide you with free electricity. You can:
Save £600 per year on your electric bill*
Earn money from selling excess electricity back to the National Grid, via the Smart Export Guarantee.
The funding is limited and is strictly allocated on a first come, first served basis. To check your eligibility, please enter your details in the Grant Checker Form
The funding is only available in England, Scotland and Wales. We are unable to obtain funding in Northern Ireland. We are unable to obtain funding to install solar panels on listed buildings, properties in conservation areas, properties with flat roofs, properties with thatched roofs and properties over three storeys high.
*Annual saving/ income are based on a property in London where the householder is at home all day (based on fuel prices in April 2023) and receiving the Smart Export Guarantee. Actual savings may be lower or higher than £600