UK residents are often entitled to low solar panels costs. This comes in the form of the Warm front scheme aimed at those on low incomes and pensioners. Those eligible can get government grants for solar panels installations. Homes that do not have gas can claim up to £6,000. Others can claim up to £3,500 to help with the cost of PV panels installed.
The Warm Front scheme could help 100,000 people over the next couple of years in the UK. The government has set aside more than £110 million to help people stay warm. The idea is to ensure that nobody goes cold by helping with things such as cavity wall insulation, loft insulation, draught proofing and hot water tank insulation.
The cost of solar panels is dropping all the time as the government seeks to help people stay warm and lower the carbon footprint of the country. Manufacturing and materials costs are also dropping which is good news for anybody not eligible for one of the grants.
Free solar panels could soon be a thing of the past. Many installers will be forced to stop giving away free installations in 2012 because the rates are changing. Therefore now is the best time to inquire about getting a quote from a freebie. Just fill the form in on the right to be put in touch with 3 local contractors who will have all the information you need about cheap or free electricity.