are split into two streams. Stream 1 is for small scale PV
installations between 0.5kWp and 5kWp.
1: Small-scale applications (0.5kWp - 5kWp)
of domestic dwellings
(Small/Medium Enterprises), i.e. organisations with less
than 250 employees and less than £25 million annual
bodies for use on public buildings (e.g. schools, health
/ charitable organisations / community groups
2: Large and Medium-scale applications (5kWp - 100kWp)
organisation seeking support for installations from 5kWp
to 100kWp, for example:
bodies for use on public buildings (e.g. schools,
health centres, etc)
/ charitable organisations / community groups
out how to apply...
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only need a number of straightforward pieces of information
to set the ball rolling. You can download an application
form here or call our enquiry line on 0800 298 3978.
application form is straightforward to complete. You will be
required to nominate an accredited
PV installer to be eligible for a grant, who will also
be able to help you complete the application.
are some straightforward eligibility questions regarding
your contact details and status. You will also need to
submit an installer cost estimate with the application. The
application can then be assessed and approved before a grant
offer is made to you.
can then proceed with the installation and receive your
grant once it is complete and you have returned all relevant
documentation including installer invoice, commissioning
certificates and connection paperwork (for grid connected
can be submitted at any time up until December 2004.
are assessed and approved on a rolling basis until the
grant budget has been used up.
application will be assessed to make sure all
information supplied meets the grant requirements. If
there's a problem it will be returned to you with an
explanation why and an invitation to supply the
additional information required.
your application meets all the criteria, we will write
to you with a confirmation of the grant amount that has
been set aside and a reference number.
will then have six months to get your PV system
the work has been done you need to return a copy of your
Grant Offer Letter; a copy of the Accredited Installer's
final invoice; warranty reference number and copies of
commissioning and connection agreements.
grant will then be paid. Stream 1 grants are capped.
Different grant caps apply to bolt-on PV systems and
integrated PV systems
of installations will receive a monitoring site visit.
can also apply for an off grid installation. Grants will be
available to cover all eligible costs currently covered in
the grid connected grant, i.e. modules, inverters,
installation, reasonable other costs including scaffolding,
roofing and structural work.
forms for Stream 1 Small Scale (0.5kWp - 5kWp) and for Stream 2 Medium
and Large Scale (5kWp - 100kWp) PV Grants can be downloaded here. If
you prefer you can call 0800 298 3978 for a printed copy.
1 - Small Scale Applications
2 - Medium and Large Scale Applications
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you will find useful information including fact
sheets for small and medium to large scale installations. and
of applications that have been granted to date.
can also download a copy of the PV
annual report and find links to other sources of funding
throughout the UK.
help for Local Authorities
Efficiency Best Practice in Housing
Energy in Scotland
Action for Energy (CAfE)