What are solar panel grants?
Solar panel grants are available to homeowners and landlord under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme, created in 2013 by the UK government. The scheme was designed to reduce carbon emissions and provide support for low-income households who are struggling to cover their energy bills.
Homeowners and landlords can apply for grants from their energy supplier that will help pay up to 100% of the cost of a solar panel installation. This is usually done through either a voucher or through direct payment to the installer. In some cases, grants are also available for other energy-saving measures such as insulation and more efficient boilers.
As part of the ECO scheme, energy suppliers must provide support to low-income households in order to meet their targets under the scheme. This means that those on lower incomes may be eligible for additional grants or larger payments.
The scheme also requires energy suppliers to provide information and advice on energy-saving measures, renewable technologies and home heating systems. This is to ensure that consumers can make informed decisions about how they can save money on their energy bills while reducing their carbon footprint.
Who qualifies for a solar panel grant in Wrexham?
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 Wrexham 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