Solar Grants UK
Before you applied for a solar grant there were several measures which were needed to do before you could apply for the grant, to ensure that the property is as energy efficient as possible. Even though this is not a requirement for the feed-in tariff it is still worth doing
The requirements were:
It may not be possible for you to complete all of the requirements due to your property type.
Seek planning permission if required. The rules for installation have been reduced from April 2008, but if you live in or near a conservation area, you may need planning permission. If you are unsure it is worth contacting your local council. You will also need planning permission if the panels will protrude more than 200mm from the roof.
If you are looking to install a stand alone solar power you will need to get planning permission if the panels are more than 4 metres in height, less than 5 metres from a boundary, are larger than 9m2 or visible from conservation or world heritage site.
If you are looking for Grants outside the UK a complete database including lots of countries can be found on the Solar Electricity Handbook.
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