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Solar Panel Grants Scotland

We help people in Scotland get free grants & funding for solar panels.

Solar Panel Grants Scotland

Grants for free solar panels in Scotland are available through the Government-backed Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) scheme.

Why is this? Grants for solar panels & heat pumps have been introduced in order to reduce the cost of energy for the most vulnerable people & lower carbon emissions in Scotland.

The new ECO4 scheme has made grants available until 2026 for eligible households to carry out improvements to make their homes more energy-efficient.

How can we help? We provide a free service to Scottish homeowners & private tenants, helping them obtain grants & funding for solar panels. To date, we have obtained home improvement grants in excess of £3m for our Scottish customers!

There are various options for solar panels – free grants, interest-free loans & a combination of grant + loan. Our team can help establish the most economical way of having solar panels installed.

Please get in touch to ask any questions. Even better, just fill in a few details to check your eligibility & we will call you back.

Why Install Solar Panels?

There are lots of reasons to consider applying for a grant to have solar panels installed.

Reduced Energy Costs

Solar panels can significantly reduce your electricity bills as they generate free, clean energy. You can also sell excess energy back to the grid through the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG).

Environmental Benefits

Solar panels help reduce your carbon footprint and dependency on fossil fuels. By using solar energy, you are contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable environment.

Energy Independence

Solar panels provide a degree of energy self-sufficiency. By reducing your reliance on grid electricity you will be less affected by the impact of rising energy prices.

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Government Incentives

The availability of grants (e.g. ECO4) & incentives in Scotland can help offset the upfront costs of solar panel installation, making it an even more attractive investment. 

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We Make Getting A Grant For Solar Panels Really Simple…

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Fill in the quick questionnaire to send us some information. We will call you back to arrange a free survey & answer any questions. You can also just contact the office for an inital conversation, if you prefer.

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We then carry out a free energy survey. Our detailed report will include how the energy performance of your home can be improved & what kind of grant you are entitled to.

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As part of our service, we complete all of the paperwork to apply for your grant. This saves you lots of time & you can be confident that the application will be completed accurately.

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The last stage is to match your project with one of our local, trusted, MCS Certified Installers to carry out the work. Naturally, we manage the job from start to finish.

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FAQs On Solar Panel Grants In Scotland:

Can I get a free grant for solar panels in Scotland?

Yes – free grants are available for solar panels in Scotland for eligible homes. The Scottish Government is moving towards a more holistic approach to improving a home’s energy efficiency (rather than subsidising single upgrades). For example, free solar panels are usually only available when installed with a heat pump or high heat retention storage heaters. The good news is that free grants are available for all upgrades.

We can help check if you are eligible for ECO4, ECO4 Flex & any of the other initiatives in Scotland.

Is it possible to get a grant for solar panels only?

Grants for solar panels only are available in Scotland, but it depends on the type of heating system already installed in your home.

Just fill in the quick questionnaire below & we will come back to you asap to discuss some options.

What is the ECO4 scheme?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) is the 4th phase of a UK government initiative to address fuel poverty and carbon emissions. Energy companies must implement energy efficiency measures in homes, with flexibility in project selection, funding, and partners.

It began on April 1, 2022, and runs until March 31, 2026. ECO4 targets homes in bands D-G, focusing on comprehensive retrofits to improve the whole house. It mandates upgrades for homes in bands E, F, and G, setting minimum energy efficiency requirements.

These upgrades include insulation, central heating, renewable energy, renewable heating, and district heating connections.

Who is eligible for an ECO4 solar panel grant in Scotland?

This is an explanation of who is eligible for ECO4 funding in Scotland.

  1. Your house must have an EPC rating of band E, F or G
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  2. Someone in your household must be in one of the following benefits:
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Savings Credit
  • Jobseekers Allowance (JSA)
  • Employment & Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Pension Credit Guarantee
  • Working Tax Credit (WTC)
  • Child Tax Credits (CTC)
  • Child Benefits

ECO4-Flex is another option in some areas.

Criteria for ECO4 Flex funding:

  1. Your house must have an EPC rating of band D, E, F or G
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  2. You tick one of the options below
  • Combined household income is less than £31,000
  • Someone in your household has a severe or long-term health condition that is adversely affected by living in a cold home
  • Your household qualifies for other reasons relating to income and health

If you find the criteria for obtaining an ECO4 grant a little confusing, you are not the only one!

Let us do the legwork for you and click here to see if you are eligible. You just need to fill in a few details & we will call you back.

Is the ECO4 scheme available in Scotland?

Yes – the ECO4 scheme is available to every home in Scotland, from the Scottish Borders up to the Highlands & Islands. We help customers in all parts of Scotland gain funding for their energy-saving upgrades.

Does the ECO4 scheme cover solar panels in Scotland?

Yes. ECO4 grants in Scotland are available for:

  • solar panels
  • air source heat pumps
  • loft insulation
  • cavity wall insulation
  • internal wall insulation
  • new boilers

Normally, grants are awarded to install solar panels in conjunction with other heating systems to help reduce carbon emissions.

Naturally, different criteria need to be met for the different grants. Just click here to see if you are eligible by sending us a few details & we will call you back..

Which companies can I trust to help with ECO4 upgrades & grants?

Energy companies collaborate with third-party retrofit coordinators and installers to fulfill their ECO obligations. You may even have been contacted directly by these coordinators or installers regarding ECO4 projects.

Since January 1, 2020, the government has mandated that all installers conducting ECO measures must be a Trustmark Registered Business or an equivalent certification. This requirement also applies to ECO4 measures. When approached by a company claiming to be an installer, it’s crucial to verify their credentials. Look for the following certifications to confirm their registration with a consumer protection body:

  1. For most ECO measures, they should be installed by or under the supervision of a TrustMark-registered installer, identifiable by their registration number.
  2. If the installation involves a district heating connection, the installer must be registered with Heat Trust or have equivalent consumer protection measures in place.
  3. Installers should also possess the relevant certification to uphold installation standards for the specific measure types:
    • Most installations require a PAS (Publicly Available Specification) certified installer with a registration number.
    • When dealing with low-carbon microgeneration measures (e.g., renewable heat production), the installer must be MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme) accredited and listed on the MCS website.
    • For gas boiler repairs or replacements, the company should be registered with Gas Safe, which can be verified on the Gas Safe website.
    • For oil boiler repairs, installers must be registered with OFTEC (Oil Firing Technical Association), and this can be confirmed on the OFTEC website.

Naturally, we tick all of these boxes, so please fill out the questionnaire below to see if we can help you get a grant.

I am worried about scams. Are these grants genuine?

These grants are genuine. The Scottish government has introduced initiatives to reduce fuel poverty & make more homes energy efficient. You can visit their website here if you would like more info – Scottish Energy Grants.

These schemes are not to be confused with so-called “grants” or “funding” to upgrade your windows or bathrooms.

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Accreditations

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MCS Certified - The Eco Broker
NICEIC PAS 2030 Registered Installer
Gas Safe Register - The Eco Broker
Renewable Energy Consumer Code - The Eco Broker
Approved Code Trading Standards - The Eco Broker
Trustmark Quality - The Eco Broker