Funding still available for Highland residents to install solar panels

E.ON is working with the Highland Council and the Scottish Government to offer eligible residents in the Highlands up to 100% funding towards the cost of installing a solar PV and battery storage system on their property.

By installing solar panels on their homes, residents will be able to generate their own clean energy, helping them to save money on their annual electricity bill and helping them become more sustainable and independent from the grid.

The battery stores any excess electricity that has been generated but not used during the day, allowing homeowners to use it as and when they need it during the night.

To benefit from the full funding available, residents must currently heat their homes using electricity and meet the eligibility criteria. They do not need to be an E.ON energy customer to apply.

As part of the current scheme in the Highlands, eligible residents could also benefit from up to 100% funding towards the cost of installing a first-time central heating system delivered through the installation of an air source heat pump to their property, as well as free cavity wall and loft insulation, and funding towards external wall insulation.

Councillor Trish Robertson, chair of the council’s economy & infrastructure committee and the Climate Change Working Group, said: “This is an opportunity for Highland homeowners and private rented households to receive significant Scottish Government grant funding towards the installation cost of solar PV and battery storage. I encourage people to check if they are eligible for this offer, which could help reduce fuel bills and support the council’s long term objective of becoming a carbon neutral region by 2025.”

Nigel Dewbery, residential solutions director at E.ON, added: “We’re really pleased to be expanding our current offer in the Highlands and to be able to offer local residents the opportunity to receive funding towards the costs to install solar panels and battery storage on their homes, helping to ensure local residents can become more sustainable by generating their own electricity.

“At E.ON we’re committed to improving the energy efficiency of the housing across the UK to help towards meeting the UK’s net-zero targets. By working with the Highland Council and the Scottish Government to offer local Highland residents smarter, more sustainable technologies to improve the energy efficiency of their homes, we’re further demonstrating our commitments in this area.”

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