Solar and wind power grants are provided by the Energy Saving Trust (EST).
Solar power grants
There are different types of grants available depending on what type of improvement you need:
- Solar Water Grant – £400.
- Solar Photovoltaic Grant – £3,000 per 1KWp of energy with an overall maximum of £15,000 or 50 percent of the total cost, whichever is lower.
- Scottish properties are eligible for a grant covering 30 percent of the installation cost up to £4,000.
Wind power grants
If you're a homeowner installing a wind power turbine on your house, you could be eligible for £1000 for each KW installed.
The limit is £2,500 or 30 percent of the total installed cost for those in England and £4,000 or 30 percent of the total cost in Scotland.
Am I eligible?
To be eligible for a solar or wind power grant, you first need to:
- Undertake a number of energy efficiency measures to minimise your home's energy requirements
- Have an approved installer lined-up
- Use certified products
How do I apply?
Solar grant applications are made on a quarterly basis and applications are assessed by an independent panel.
If successful, your grant will be paid out in two stages, up to 70 percent at approval and 30 percent on completion.
To find out more about making energy efficiency improvements as well as choosing the right technology and certified installer for your solar or wind power, call the Energy Saving Trust Advice Centre on 0800 512 012.
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