Solar PV (Photovoltaic)

A Brief Overview

There are several benefits to installing solar photovoltaic electricity, including lowering your carbon footprint and yearly electricity bills, mitigating the impact of rising energy costs. Furthermore, Solar PV panels and systems are simple to install, long-lasting and need little maintenance. We also provide 'Quality Mark Protection' insurance backed guarantees, (which was formally known as GDGC).

How does this Work?

  • You may utilize the power generated by your system for free.

  • A typical PV system generates almost half of the electricity a family consumes in a year, so your energy expenditures will be significantly reduced.

  • When your system is producing power, any electricity you consume is completely free; you will only have to pay for any electricity you use when the panels are not producing power, such as in the evenings and at night.

  • Alternatively, if you want to go carbon neutral or not linked to the national grid, you may store excess electricity in batteries and utilize it when you need it.

Your Eligibility for this Grant

  • You must ensure your loft is empty of all belongings otherwise the installation of the insulation will not be able to proceed. If the loft is converted in some way then you may wish to consider FREE Room in Roof insulation instead.

  • The loft must be accessible through a hatch and not be boarded. If currently boarded then it must be only a small area of the loft and you may wish to lift the boarding you have to proceed with the FREE grant.

  • The property should be located in England, Scotland or Wales and be heated by a gas, oil, LPG, electric boiler or electric storage heaters (ESH).

  • You must be the Homeowner, Landlord or a Private Tenant. Private Tenants must have their Landlord permission. Landlords must have an eligible ECO3 Tenant living in the property that requires insulation.

  • Also, Housing Associations can claim insulation grants if their properties are heated by any type of electric heaters and they have eligible ECO3 Tenants.

  • If your loft’s current insulation is 100mm (below joist level) then you can have it topped up to 270-400mm.

  • If you have ‘downlights’ in the ceiling under the loft then you may be required to buy £5 safety covers for each of them.