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Solar Panel Grants

The Council is committed to supporting residents to make their homes more energy efficient to help reduce energy bills whilst also reducing carbon emissions and tackling climate change.

To achieve this, the Council is offering a grant to help with the purchase and installation of solar panels.

A solar PV panel also known as photovoltaics (PV) creates electricity by capturing the sun’s energy and converting this into electricity. The cells don’t need direct sunlight to work and can even work on cloudy days. Solar PV panels are usually installed on the roof of your home and will generate your own renewable electricity to help reduce your carbon emissions and save money on your electricity bills.

If you are not sure whether solar PV is suitable to your circumstances or your home then please contact our Housing Energy Officers at Heat & Save who can provide further information.

Further general information on solar PV, their potential savings and ongoing maintenance can be found at www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/advice/solar-panels

Eligibility Criteria

  • The property must be located with Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Applicants must be the owner-occupier of the property (applicants do not need to be in receipt of means tested benefits or be under any income or savings threshold)

What you need to know

Potential applicants who meet the criteria will be considered for grant aid towards the cost of purchasing and installing solar panels, subject to the following conditions:

  • Grant limit is up to 25% towards the total cost of purchase and installation of the solar panels, capped at a maximum £1,000 grant
  • Any additional costs of works above the grant maximum must be met by the home owner (this can be via other assistance such as loans or other grant assistance, subject to eligibility)

How to apply

Check eligibility and apply online
Please note that you will need to upload the following evidence where applicable:
  • Evidence of ownership (mortgage, deeds of property etc)

Contact us

Heat and Save Team
Tel: 01443 281136