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Solar Panel Grants For Pensioners

Find Out If You Qualify For Solar Panel Grants For Pensioners Today

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Why Should Pensioners Turn To Solar Panels Today?

It’s no secret that the UK is facing energy bill price rises that are difficult to manage. Our household incomes are being spent more and more on energy bills, and a lot of the lowest income households in the country are struggling.

That won’t apply to ALL pensioners, but it certainly applies to a lot. 

Solar panels can help take the burden of energy bills away. They’ll significantly decrease when you make the switch to solar, and this will allow many pensioners to get their finances back under control once more.

The Benefits Of Going Solar For Pensioners

  • Make huge savings on your energy bills
  • Make your home more energy efficient 
  • Enjoy energy even if there’s a power cut in your area
  • Reduce your household carbon emissions
  • Invest in a greener, more environmentally friendly home for the future
  • Make the most of solar panel grants for pensioners today!

How Can Eco Grants Help With Solar Panel Grants For Pensioners?

At Eco Grants by ZOA Energy Solutions, we do our best to offer advice to every person looking for solar panel grants, but sometimes specific advice needs to be given to specific groups. So, if you’re looking for solar panels grants for pensioners, then we can cover the specifics below.

You may still find it easier to fill out your details with us so we can discuss your specific options, as each case is different. For general advice about solar panel grants for pensioners, read on. For case specific advice, check if you qualify for funding via the form below today.

What Are The Different Solar Panel Grants For Pensioners In The UK?

Solar panel grants for pensioners are designed to support pensioners with low income and energy inefficient homes. To help the government determine who this applies to, they have created some eligibility criteria that must be met in order to qualify for a solar panel grant.

The main grant scheme that will be relevant to you as a pensioner seeking solar panel funding is ECO4. We’ll explain what that is, how it can help you, and how it relates to pensioners specifically below.

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What Is The ECO4 Grant Scheme For Pensioners?

ECO4 is the main grant scheme that’s relevant to pensioners, but it isn’t solely focussed on pensioners alone. It aims to support the lowest income houses with the poorest performing homes in terms of energy efficiency in the UK. It just so happens that a lot of these homes are owned by pensioners, or pensioners are a tenant in these properties.

This grant covers all or most of the cost of a solar panel installation at your property up to around £10,000. If the cost of your installation is higher, you will have to pay the remainder yourself. Remember, you are only eligible for the grant scheme if you meet certain criteria. 

ECO4 Eligibility Criteria For Pensioners

The full list of eligibility criteria is below. To qualify, you’ll need to have a household income below £31,000 per year and meet one of these criteria first:

  • You’re in receipt of government benefits OR someone in your household/a tenant is
  • You have an inefficient heating system with a D-G energy efficiency rating
  • You receive child benefit AND your household income falls below a specific threshold


We’ve put the most relevant criteria to most pensioners in bold to help focus on what’s important to you. If you meet one or both of these requirements, then you may be eligible for the ECO4 grant scheme, and therefore, you could have the cost of your solar panel installation fully or partially covered.

To help reassure those receiving benefits, here’s a full list of the government benefits that are recognised as part of the ECO4 scheme.

ECO4 Applicable Government Benefits 

  • Income-Based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-Related Employment & Support Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Pension Credit Guarantee 
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Child Tax Credits 
  • Universal Credit
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit Savings

What If I Don’t Qualify For ECO4 Solar Support For Pensioners?

LA Flex (Local Authority Flexible Eligibility) Scheme is part of the ECO4 scheme, but it allows local authorities or councils to make their own decisions about which households need support with making eco home improvements like solar panels to improve their energy efficiency. 

If you don’t qualify for ECO4, but you have a household income of less than £31,000 and your home has a low energy efficiency rating of E, F, or G, then you may still qualify.

Each council or local authority has different rules though, so contact us directly to speak about your specific circumstances.

How Do I Apply For Solar Panel Grants For Pensioners?

If you’re a pensioner who is looking at solar panels as a way to improve your energy efficiency and save money on your energy bills, then contact ZOA Energy Solutions today. Even if you’re unsure about whether solar panel grants for pensioners are right for you, we can discuss your options and see if they apply.

If they do, you could save big on your solar panel installation, so why wouldn’t you find out if you’re eligible today? And to get started, all you need to do is fill out a quick form!

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