Grants and Tariffs
There are various grants available for Community Projects
For Grants from Community Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP)click here
For Grants from Scottish Power Green Energy Trust click here
For Grants from E.ON Sustainable Energy Fund click here
For Grants for local projects in the North West of England click here
FEED IN TARIFFS (FITs) AVAILABLE
The Feed-in Tariffs are paid by your electricity supplier. The income they generate is tax free to domestic households and index linked to inflation for both commercial and domestic installations. The payments are guaranteed by Government for 25 years from 1st April 2010.
Your starting tariff is determined by the date at which your project is completed and it is on a sliding and reducing scale (see the table below). There is therefore an incentive to install solar PV sooner rather than later.
Free Solar Panels
There are companies that will offer you free solar panels in return for the Feed in Tariff and where you will get the free electricity. There are pros and cons to these schemes.
There is more information on moneysavingexpert.com by clicking here