You could now get a £10,000 grant towards New Solar Panels
As part of the government’s net zero agenda, a new grant scheme is now open to eligible households in England.
The new Home Upgrade Grant (HUG) will provide energy efficiency upgrades and low carbon heating via local authority funding, to households in England that are not connected to the gas grid.
According to the Energy Saving Trust around four million homes throughout the country are off the gas grid and rely on expensive alternatives like oil.
So, the grant will be welcome news for many and even more so since the grant can potentially cover the cost of installing a brand-new solar PV array or air source heat pump (ASHP) installation.
At £10,000, this could cover the complete cost of the average 3.5kW solar panel system that would typically require around 10 solar panels (at 350 W each) and cost between £5,000 and £10,000.
How do you apply?
To apply for the Home Upgrade Grant, you will first need to check if your local authority has been awarded funds, currently 45 local authorities in England have.
The scheme will be open to new applicants until 2025.
Eligible Homes who can receive support include those on low income, are off the gas grid and have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) between D and G.
It’s certainly worth applying, especially if you are a household already considering renewable energy upgrades.
Article written by Jennifer Warren.