Solar Panels Grants
Solar panel grants were available to help consumers cut costs when installing solar panels. However, as of May 2010 the UK government withdrew traditional solar panel grants. They were later replaced by the feed-in-tariff scheme. The feed-in-tariff rewards consumers by paying them for every kilowatt-hour of electricity that they manage to generate through their solar panels. Consumers can be rewarded even further if they manage to produce enough electricity that can be fed back into the national grid.
The government altered the payments available through the feed-in-tariff earlier in 2012. Anybody who installs solar panels and registers for the scheme after March 3rd 2012 will receive almost half the amount that they would have received before that date. The new form of solar grant has also been altered slightly in that consumers will have to provide an energy performance certificate that shows that they meet a certain standard in order to receive the full payment.
Anybody who registered for the scheme before March 3rd 2012 could have received up to £1,100 per year. Although payments were reduced after this date consumers can still save themselves up to £550 per year – this figure varies depending on the size of the installation.
Various local companies also offer their own solar panels grants to help cut installation costs. If you're looking to find out more about solar panel grants or wish to apply for quotes then simply enter your postcode at the top of this page and fill in your details to receive more information. We will then come back with quotes from three local companies to help you make an informed decision.