Grants for solar panels in the UK

Let's get straight to the point - there is good news. You will still be eligible for several grants on solar panels in the UK in the near future. You can take advantage of various forms of solar subsidies, depending on your unique needs. Keep reading to find out how much you can claim when you install a solar system. We will also discuss other benefits that make going solar a financially savvy decision.


Everything about solar panels

Are you still entitled to a grant on solar panels? And if so, how much can you claim? Here, we give you more information. You can also request a no-obligation quote.

Solar panel grants

In the years to come, you can still take advantage of a grant on solar panels. The amount you can claim depends on the capacity of your solar panel system. Read more about it after these blocks.

0% VAT rate solar panels

When you install solar panels in the UK, you will pay 0% VAT on your purchase until the end of 2027.

Government grants

In addition to the nationwide schemes around solar panels, you can also qualify for local initiatives. Contact your local government for more information.

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Funding solar panels

One of the most well-known subsidies on solar panels is the ECO4 Scheme. The ECO4 Scheme replaced the earlier known EO3 Scheme, and will be active until march 2026. Thanks to ECO4’s new conditions, more people are now eligible for the energy-saving subsidy. The ECO4 Scheme helps households make the switch to energy-efficient solutions. It allows them to trade in old systems for sustainable alternatives, such as solar panels. Mostly low-income, fuel-poor and vulnerable households receiving benefits of the ECO4 Scheme.

Conditions of the ECO4 Scheme
Not sure if you’re eligible for the ECO4 Scheme? Make sure to check out the ECO4 Scheme conditions:

  • Do you currently possess an inefficient heating system within the D-G energy efficiency band?
  • Do you own and live in the house, or live in private rented accommodation?
  • Are you receiving government benefits (e.g. child benefits or income support)?

Based on the conditions above,  you can apply for sustainability measures. Do you meet the above conditions, but live in an all-electric home with a biomass boiler or a District Heat Network? Then you are ruled out on the ECO4 Scheme.

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0% VAT rate solar panels

The installation of solar panels is subject to a reduced VAT rate of 0% until 31 December 2027. The 0% VAT rate applies to anyone with a private or residential connection. The reduced VAT rate also applies to all the necessary work carried out to install solar panels. For example, this includes the electrical and plumbing work, as well as the finishing work. The reduced VAT rate applies to all parts and accessories of the technical installation specific to the system in question, such as:

  • Fastening materials
  • Cables
  • (Micro) Inverters
  • Power-optimisers

Also keep in mind that, when opting for solar panels, adding a home battery also provides 0% VAT. When doing so, you get a fully sustainable and largely independent energy network in one fell swoop.


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