Solar Energy: Grants and Incentives

 
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    ELECTRIC VEHICLE HOME CHARGE SCHEME

     To help private plug-in vehicle owners offset some of the upfront cost of the purchase and installation of a dedicated domestic recharging unit, the Government is running the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme. Customers who are the registered keeper, lessee or have primary use of an eligible electric vehicle may receive up to 75% (capped at £500, inc VAT) off the total capital costs of the chargepoint and associated installation costs.  

    For further details please follow the link:  https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-grants-for-low-emission-vehicles#electric-vehicle-homecharge-scheme

    Homeowners – England, Wales & Northern Ireland

    The grant scheme, previously available to homeowners (excluding Scotland) through the Low Carbon Buildings Programme (LCBP), has now closed for electricity-generating technologies including solar PV.

    Feed-in Tariffs which started in April 2010 as part of the Government’s Clean Energy Cash Back scheme, will enable people who install Solar PV to receive fixed, premium rate payments for the low carbon electricity they produce.  They will receive further payments for any surplus energy fed into the grid.

    See: www.ofgem.gov.uk/environmental-programmes/fit

    To be eligible for the tariffs, the system must be installed by an MCS-accredited installer.

    Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI): Started in October 2012 and pays a cash incentive based on the amount of energy saved by installing an alternative heating system.

    For details of the previous grants scheme and information about loans, please see www.lowcarbonbuildings.org.uk (England, Wales & Northern Ireland)

    or www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/scotland/Scotland/Scottish-Community-and-Householder-Renewables-Initiative-SCHRI (Scotland).

    See SolarUK’s Feed-in Tariff page for more information, including rates.

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