Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels use energy from the sun and convert it to electricity for your home. They can provide enough power for all of your property’s requirements.

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What are Solar PV Panels?

Solar PV Panels consist of many cells made from layers of semi-conducting material, most commonly silicon. When light shines on this material, a flow of electricity is created.

The first question we are normally asked is ‘do they work in the UK as we don’t get much sun?’ The answer is yes, solar panels do work on cloudy days. It is a fact that the stronger the sunshine the more electricity is produced, but even on overcast days the cloud is still penetrated by a sufficient amount of solar radiation, enough to generate electricity.

How do Solar PV Panels work?

Solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are made up using photovoltaic cells that capture solar radiation (energy) from the sun and convert it into electricity. The cells are set between semi-conducting materials, usually silicon. When light shines on the material it becomes energised and creates a flow of electricity. The solar cells don’t need direct sunlight to generate electricity as they react to visible light therefore allowing them to work even on cloudy days.

The electricity must then pass through an inverter to make it suitable for use in the home. The solar cells initially generate a DC current (direct current) which must be converted to an AC current (alternating current) before being useable. The inverter is normally positioned inside your home and as close to the solar panels as possible, such as the loft or garage. Micro inverters are also available and tuck beneath each solar panel.

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Benefits of having Solar PV Panels?

If you are interested in solar PV panels but you are unsure if it is the right thing for you, your home, here are a few benefits certainly outweigh the negatives.

Here are a few good reasons to choose solar panels.

  • Solar power is a truly renewable energy source, while ever there is light, solar panels will continue to provide electricity.
  • Solar panels reduce your energy bills as you are generating your own electricity.
  • It is possible to receive payments for the electricity that you generate and do not use.
  • Producing your own electric protects your home or your business against future energy price rises.
  • Reduced energy bills appeal to buyers and will increase the value of your property.
  • Most solar panel installations don’t require any planning permission and can be installed in 1-2 days depending on the size of the project.
  • Once installed, solar panels require very little maintenance and there is no cost after the initial payment.
  • When used with battery storage you can use the generated power at night, when dark, or when there is a power cut.
  • Solar panels generate electricity silently meaning that there is no noise for you or your neighbours.

Get your grant today

Do you want a warmer house and cheaper energy bills? Who doesn’t! Apply now for your Heating & Insulation Grant and see how much you could save. If your not sure you’re eligible apply now and we can help.

Heat The Home do all the hard work from checking your eligibility to organising the surveyors & installers. All you have to do is get in touch today.

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How do I know if I am eligible?

To apply for an ECO Grant and be able to have building work carried out on your property for free, you need to meet certain criteria. If you are applying for a first-time central heating grant you must be a homeowner or live in a private rental.


We are with you every step of the way. As long as your home has no record as ever having had any type of central heating, you are a homeowner or a tenant in a private rental, and anyone in your household is in receipt of one of the qualifying benefits, we can help you.

If you are in privately rented accommodation, the eligibility is based on your situation, not your landlords, though you will need your landlord’s permission to have the work carried out.

  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)
  • Income Support (IS)
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (PCGC)
  • Working Tax Credit (WTC)
  • Child Tax Credit (CTC)
  • Universal Credit (UC)
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit Savings Credit (PCSC)
  • Child Benefit
If you’re not on benefits and your home is energy inefficient, you might be eligible for the LA Flex scheme.
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We are to help you, apply now for one of the First Time Central Heating Grants and enjoy a warm cosy home

What other energy saving grants are available?

Improve your home energy efficiency today

Internal Wall Insulation

Internal Wall Insulation

You could apply for free internal wall insulation today. We can help to check if you meet the requirements

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Cavity Wall Insulation

Save money and enjoy a warmer house. Your cavity wall insulation grant is waiting for you to claim it today.

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Electric Storage Heaters

Free electric storage heaters.

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Room In Roof Insulation

If you have a room in roof, we can make it warmer.

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First Time Central Heating

If your home does not currently have central heating and is heated by another method, then you may qualify for a Central Heating Grant.

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Loft Insulation

Reducing the amount of heat lost from your home lowers your carbon footprint and your energy bills.

We are to help you, apply now for one of the First Time Central Heating Grants and enjoy a warm cosy home

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This is a Government Backed Scheme

If you want to learn more about the ECO scheme, please visit the GOV.UK website. Grants are funded by the 'Affordable Warmth' part of the energy company obligation.
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Saving money on your energy bills

The great part about claiming your energy efficiency grant is that it will save you money. When you improve your house, whether you have added insulation or heating it will be warmer.

Your house will now retain the heat better, so it will need less energy to heat it. This means lower energy bills and more money in your pocket.

The grants are available and they will save you money. So get yours today and start saving!

Can I get a grant for windows?

The Government tends to change how the grants work and what the criteria are. 

Sometimes certain grants are not available. You may want your windows fixed but that might not be currently available.

We live and breathe grants, the best thing is to contact us, and we will be able to tell you what’s available.

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