What are solar panel grants?
Solar panel grants under the ECO scheme are available to help homeowners install solar panels on their property. To be eligible, you must have an Energy Performance Certificate rating of C or better. Solar panel grants are also available for landlords who own certain rental properties. The scheme allows you to save money on the installation and running costs of solar panels and is designed to help reduce your energy bills, as well as your carbon footprint.
For more information about the ECO scheme and to find out if you are eligible for a solar panel grant, please read below as we cover in depth how you can qualify.
Solar panel grants do not need to be repaid and are paid directly to the installer. The amount of money you can receive depends on the type of solar panel installation you choose, as well as your property's Energy Performance Certificate rating.
Who qualifies for a solar panel grant in Flintshire?
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 Flintshire 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