Solar panel (PV) grants

Solar Panel Grants for Edinburgh

Investing in solar panel technology is one of the most effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint and save money on energy bills. Fortunately, the UK government offers solar panel grants under the ECO scheme to eligible households in Edinburgh. These grants cover the installation costs, allowing you to embrace solar energy without worrying about upfront expenses.

Solar PV is a renewable heating system that generates electricity even on cloudy days. This means that you can benefit from solar energy in Edinburgh, regardless of the weather conditions. With a 25-year manufacturer warranty on panels and a 2-year insurance-backed labour guarantee, your investment in solar panels is well-protected.

Eligibility for Solar Panel Grants

To qualify for a Solar Panel (PV) grant under the ECO scheme in Edinburgh, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Own or privately rent your property with the landlord's permission
  • Have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of G, F, or E
  • Be on a low income or have an illness affected by the cold

At Eco-Home Network, we work with homeowners in Edinburgh and Midlothian to help them claim ECO 4 grants through the government's ECO scheme. Depending on your circumstances, property type, and EPC rating, you may be eligible for a grant to cover the cost of solar panel installation.

Application Process for Solar Panel Grants

If you are interested in applying for a Solar Panel (PV) grant in Edinburgh, follow these steps:

  1. Contact Eco-Home Network to check your Eligibility by providing basic information about your household and property.
  2. Once confirmed eligible, schedule a property survey to determine the best location and number of solar panels for your property. The survey will also assess any shading or obstructions that may affect panel performance.
  3. After the survey, you will receive a quote for the installation cost. If you are satisfied with the quote, proceed with the installation, which typically takes one to two days.
  4. Start benefiting from immediate energy savings and monitor your energy usage and panel performance using a monitoring system.

To qualify for Govt Eco4 Grants in Edinburgh, you need to receive one of the following:

Is it possible to receive a grant for installing solar panels in Edinburgh?

Yes, it is possible to receive a grant for installing solar panels in Edinburgh through the Eco4 funding program. However, specific eligibility criteria must be met, such as claiming an eligible benefit, having a low income, or suffering from an illness affected by the cold. Additionally, the grant is only available for properties with an EPC rating of G, F, or E.

What are the incentives provided by the UK government for solar panels in Edinburgh?

The UK government provides several incentives for solar panels in Edinburgh, including reducing the VAT to a zero rate. Individuals who claim an eligible benefit, are on a low income, or have an illness affected by the cold may also qualify for further incentives. However, these incentives are only available for properties with an EPC rating of G, F, or E, with a requirement to improve the EPC score by at least two bands.

Do you want to make your home more energy-efficient and save money on your energy bills?

You may be eligible for an ECO 4 Energy Efficiency Grant. The grants can help you cover the cost of various energy efficiency improvements.

Regulated Ofgem and all work carried out through Trustmark installers to guarantee the highest quality.  

To determine eligibility, simply complete our eligibility form.

It only takes a few minutes, and it could save you hundreds or even thousands of pounds.