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%, so that households can save on average around £200 a year. By installing solar panels, you could also benefit from the Smart Export Guarantee scheme, which means you could be paid for the excess energy your solar panels produce.
The solar panel grants are also beneficial for those who rent a home because it can help to reduce their energy bills and make the property more comfortable, as well as helping to reduce carbon emissions. As an added bonus, landlords are eligible for up to 2 .5 times the value of the energy saving measures installed, making it more affordable for them to invest in energy efficient upgrades.
Who qualifies for a solar panel grant in Caerphilly?
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 Caerphilly 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