Free solar panels/home insulation for low income homeowners

Leeds City Council has secured £5.6m through the Local Authority Delivery Scheme to offer low-income homeowners in Leeds free solar panels or home insulation. The scheme closes in March 2022.

To apply, residents must own their home and have a combined household income of less than £30,000 or receive certain benefits. Before work can be installed, Better Homes Yorkshire will also need to confirm that the property is eligible to receive funded upgrades (EPC D-G) and is of suitable construction for solar panels and/or insulation to be installed.

The scheme is designed to upgrade some of the coldest and most expensive to heat privately owned properties. In addition to homeowners, landlords may also apply and receive subsidised green improvements if their tenants meet the above requirements. Landlords will be asked to contribute one third of the total cost up to £5000.