Solar panels - greener energy
Generate cheap, green, electricity from sunlight
Solar PV is available under the Home Upgrade Grant which is only available for properties without gas central heating. If you are interested please complete the application form.
The Benefits of Solar Panels
Solar panel electricity systems, also known as solar photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don't need direct sunlight to work – they can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day. The cells convert the sunlight into electricity, which can be used to run household appliances and lighting.
If you are thinking of individually installing solar PV, ensure you get several quotes and research the technology. If you need additional advice on the benefits and processes of installing solar panels, get in touch with our team today.
We currently have Home Upgrade Grant funding to cover the cost of installing this measure. If your income is less than £30,000 per year and your property has an EPC rating of D, E , F or G. you could qualify. Please complete the online application form.
- Cut your electricity bills.
Sunlight is free, so once you've paid for the initial installation, your electricity costs will be reduced.
- Cut your carbon footprint.
Solar electricity is green renewable energy and doesn't release any harmful carbon dioxide or other pollutants. A typical home solar PV system could save over a tonne and a half of carbon dioxide per year – that's more than 30 tonnes over its lifetime.
- Sell electricity back to the grid.
If your system is producing more electricity than you need, you can sell the surplus back to the grid through the Feed-in Tariff scheme. ( Not applicable under the Home Upgrade Grant)