Are You Eligible for a Solar Panel Grant?

A grant could help offset the cost of installing solar panels, which are a great way to lower your electric bills and your carbon footprint.

Save Money With Solar Panels

Funding for solar panel installations is available to eligible households under the government’s ECO4 or LAD3 schemes. The grants aim to help those likely to face financial difficulties heating homes with poor energy efficiency.

Recent changes mean funding is available not just to those claiming benefits but also households considered ‘low income’.

In addition, anyone with solar panels could benefit from the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG), which came into effect in 2020 and enables households to receive a payment for any surplus energy exported back to the grid.

How Does The Process Work?

Apply for a free survey

Fill out our application form further down the page, and we’ll give you a call after checking to see if you qualify for government funding. If you’re eligible, our grants team will arrange a home survey.

We’ll pay you a visit

After receiving your successful application, we’ll arrange a free, no-obligation survey to ensure that you can obtain the maximum grant funding and advise you on the best solar products for your home.

We’ll organise installation

If you decide to go ahead, the installation of your solar panels will be carried out by experienced local engineers whenever suits you best.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do the grants need to be repaid?

No, the scheme is a government-backed initiative to provide financial assistance to eligible homeowners and is designed to offset the installation cost and promote renewable energy use.

Can I get paid for the excess energy my solar panels produce?

Yes, you can get paid to sell unused power back to the grid. The scheme is known as the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG). The Energy Saving Trust estimates solar homes could get paid up to £125 per year for any excess energy generated.

How much can I save with solar panels?

On average, solar panels can save your household around £300 a year on your electric bill. That means it’s possible to save thousands of pounds throughout their lifespan.

How much will an installation cost?

The average domestic solar panel system (3.5kW) could be wholly or partly covered by a grant, meaning the cost could range from very little to zero.

Do You Qualify for a Government Grant?

To qualify for a grant, you must be receiving certain benefits OR have a gross annual household income of less than £30,000 (benefits count towards this figure).

You’ll also need to own or privately rent a property with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of E, F, or G.

Landlords could be entitled to a grant if their tenants are eligible. Those not on benefits but deemed by the local authority to be on a low income and vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home could also qualify.

Please note that, unfortunately, we cannot assist Council or Housing Association tenants.

Eligible Benefits:

  • Armed Forces Independence Payment
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • War Pensions Mobility Supplement
  • Working Tax Credit

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