In a rapid changing environment, the transition towards sustainable energy sources and becoming carbon zero is not just a trend, but a necessity. Solar energy stands out as an effective and efficient renewable resource with immense potential.

As part of an on-going commitment to creating a sustainable future, we’re excited to lead the charge toward renewable energy – a core value that defines not only our business ethos but also our commitment to the planet.

Solar arrays, battery storage solutions and electric vehicle chargers stand as pillars of a sustainable lifestyle, harmonious with the environment. With each initiative, we affirm our responsibility to the planet and the well-being of our communities.

We deeply understand the initial investment can be a concern however with the UK aiming to become net zero before 2050, that’s where incentives have been introduced making solar adoption not only environmentally responsible but financially beneficial too.

  • Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Scheme: The FIT scheme was a huge driver in incentivizing solar energy in residential homes and businesses. This rewarded solar panel owners for generating electricity and exporting surplus to the grid. Although now closed, its legacy lives on through the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG).
  • Smart Export Guarantee (SEG): The SEG ensures that solar panel owners are fairly compensated for the excess energy they export to the grid. It’s a simple and easy to understand system where energy suppliers pay for each kWh exported, providing a steady income stream for solar users.
  • VAT Reductions: One overlooked incentive is the reduced VAT rate on solar panel installation and equipment. Such as the newly introduced no VAT for battery energy storage systems that came into effect as of February. These batteries can integrate with solar arrays with ease and supplement the grid via ancillary, (selling back the electrical grid if desired). This reduction makes transitioning to solar power and storage much more affordable, providing substantial savings in the long run.
  • Local Council Grants and Incentives: Various councils offer grants and incentives to encourage its residents to the transition to solar. These initiatives can vary widely but often include financial support or discounts on installation costs, further enhancing the appeal of renewable energy.

Incentives play a pivotal role in accelerating the transition to solar energy. From financial savings to environmental benefits, the advantages are clear. If you’re considering solar for your home or business, now is the time to act.

Consult with our solar energy experts at Praetorius to explore your options and take advantage of our packages and flexible payments paired also with the available incentives on offer. Together, we can power a brighter, cleaner future with solar.

Considering solar arrays at home or your business? Why not consider including a battery storage solution to offset against your energy bills or use to charge your electric vehicle?

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