An Outline Of Solar Energy Government Grants

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Updated: Sep 26, 2023

As well-publicised as it has been, energy costs are rising to the point where, as of 2023, thousands of British families must choose between living in damp, chilly circumstances or risking their ability to pay cripplingly high energy bills. At UKEM, we are powerless to halt the energy crisis – but what we can do is assist in easing the burden. We undoubtedly have a solution for you if you oversee one of the many households hoping to implement sustainable measures in order to make a difference.

Interested in learning more about sustainable energy-saving methods? Perhaps you’ve been dwelling on alternate methods for some time now? Read ahead to learn more about solar energy (Solar PV) government grants, and how these innovative installations are leading the way when it comes to producing your own energy in an environmentally friendly manner – often without breaking the bank either.

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Safeguarding Our Future

Fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and gas are by far the biggest cause of climate change in the world. The science is very clear, and emissions must be cut in half by 2030, reaching zero by 2050 in order to prevent the worst effects of climate change. To do this, we must stop relying on fossil fuels and start putting money into reliable, clean, accessible, and affordable alternative energy sources. The majority of renewable energy sources emit little to no greenhouse gases aside from that caused by manufacturing, installation and operation – therefore by prioritising these options, you’re actively attempting to improve the situation.

Sustainable Solutions

Energy that is produced using renewable resources won’t run out, as they are organic, self-renewing, and often leave next to no (or very little) carbon imprint. Wind, solar, bioenergy (organic matter used as fuel), and hydroelectric tidal energy are a few examples of renewable energy sources. however the potential of these sources has not yet been completely realised. With the help of renewable energy sources, nations which otherwise lack advanced energy production methods may diversify their economies, shield themselves from the erratic price fluctuations of fossil fuels, and promote inclusive economic growth, job creation, and the reduction of poverty.

Important Considerations

Space is a key consideration if you’re looking to benefit from a domestic installation, and while a South-facing roof is ideal for maximum electrical output, East or West facing roofs could still be considered. Well worth noting when planning installation is also the presence of nearby buildings, trees or chimneys – which could shade your roof and have a negative impact on the performance of your system. Finding an unshaded spot is best, however sometimes shading is unavoidable. It is also worth taking a moment to review the status of your building and need to consult local councils. You may need to obtain planning permission from your local council before installing solar panels within your home.

Eco 4 And Past Schemes

Introduced in April of 2022, the ECO4 scheme is the updated ECO initiative currently in place, and it has replaced previous government-backed plans, (notably ECO3). This scheme aims to support low-income households by providing them with low-cost, high-efficiency heating and insulation solutions. After all, an energy-efficient home is much cheaper to heat, leading to a more comfortable living environment and a greatly improved quality of life. Existing with the intention to help vulnerable individuals. properties that fall within the efficiency bands E, F and G could attain cavity wall insulation, central heating improvements, loft insulation or another more environmentally sound upgrade.

Flexible Eligibility

The value of a flexible scheme cannot be overstated, and due to the options available, affordable grants can now be distributed to even more people, including private tenants, homeowners, and people who don’t initially meet the conditions set forth in their local authority’s statement of intent. This not only enables local councils to qualify a number of local households for assistance, but it also enables them to provide for some of the most vulnerable homes during a difficult financial time for millions of people across the United Kingdom. Remember that residents of properties immediately adjacent to those that meet the requirements, such as numerous residences in a single structure, buildings that are directly adjacent to each other, and homes constructed in the same terrace, will also be eligible for assistance from UK Energy Management!

The Grant Explained

We work with energy companies in Great Britain to find individuals and families who are eligible for energy efficient upgrades. We take your details and check your eligibility to this government backed scheme. There is no cost to you for using our services and it’s free to find out if you qualify or not, therefore once you complete the eligibility form, a member of our team will contact you to discuss all the options available to you. The best part? Grants mean you do not have to pay for the heating or energy efficiency measures installed. There is nothing to pay either up front or subsequently because it is done by way of a grant, not a loan.

Viable Alternatives

Although solar energy government grants are the most sustainable option to consult, there are an array of additional energy-saving measures, consisting of but not limited to boiler upgrades, insulation refurbishments, eco heating and innovative smart controls. This broad amount of choice makes us a popular point of reference for thousands of homeowners looking to enhance their domestic situation and minimise ever-growing bills. Experienced a sudden hike in price from your energy provider? Or browsing for a long-term replacement? You may have found the answer!

UK Energy Management: Heating Funding And Replacement Boiler Solutions

At UK Energy Management (NE) Ltd, we are a national organisation working primarily within the eco industry, delivering funded measures for eligible customers nationwide. The Energy Company Obligation allows us to improve energy efficiency to customers through a range of measures that effectively improve the quality of living whilst reducing energy use. The scheme is an efficiency project to reduce energy use throughout Great Britain which was administered by Ofgem who remain the regulating body. Targeting Fuel Poverty is a key focus for us, as we look to eradicate a national growing issue that affects so many people every day.

The best part is that we do all the hard work for you! We’ll organise the grant on your behalf. Plus, we’ll even arrange the fitting at a time to suit you (all performed by certified and accredited installers for your peace of mind). The team at UKEM is certified and qualified to handle all your heating and energy upgrades, including electric and gas boilers – so contact us today for all the information you require!

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