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Solar Panel Grants of up to £5,000 for SMEs

George Riley · 09 Jul 2020

As businesses start to get up and running again, there’s a renewed focus on the UK’s commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. By investing in the right technology, companies can support this by lowering their carbon emissions, alongside saving on their energy bills.

Low Carbon Workspaces wants to aid businesses in this transition and is offering grants of up to £5,000 to invest in carbon-saving upgrades. This could be a grant for solar panels, battery storage, insulation, EVs or lighting.

Grants are available for SMEs based in Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire, ranging from £1,000 - £5,000 to cover up to a third of the cost of energy improvements. The scheme is supported by the European Regional Development Fund.

Eligible projects

To be eligible, projects have to result in a quantifiable reduction in greenhouse gas emissions for a small or medium sized business based in Berkshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Milton Keynes or Northamptonshire.

Eligible projects include the following:

  • renewable energy systems, including solar PV and battery storage;
  • lighting upgrades;
  • building fabric (e.g. insulation);
  • equipment upgrades;
  • heating and cooling systems;
  • electric vehicles;
  • energy management.

Certain organisations are not eligible for the grant, including schools, agriculture and banks.

Read case studies from the scheme.

Clenergy JA Solar 275W

How to apply

  1. Plan your project and get a quote.

  2. Submit your application to Low Carbon Workspaces.

  3. Get a decision within 5 working days.

  4. Complete your project.

  5. Send your claim form to Low Carbon Workspaces.

  6. Receive your grant within 30 working days.

Visit Low Carbon Workspaces to find out more about applying for the grant.

How Spirit can help

At Spirit, we have over 10 years’ expertise in designing and installing commercial solar PV systems and battery storage. We believe it’s one of the best ways to cut your energy bill and carbon footprint, even without the benefit of this solar panel grant.

We also offer LED upgrades, though this is already at no upfront cost through our lighting as a service package.

For a solar PV or battery quote, which you can use to apply for the grant, please give us a call on 0118 951 4490 or hit the button below:

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Topics: Financing, Solar PV