Funding available to help residents reduce energy bills and carbon footprint

Community Advice and Support
13:43, Thursday, 30th September 2021

North Lincolnshire Council has secured Government funding to provide eligible households with external wall insulation and solar photovoltaic (SV) panels – helping you save money on energy bills and heat your home efficiently.

Solar PV panels sit on your roof, and with proper maintenance generate electricity using energy from the sun, even on days when there is no direct sunlight.

For residents taking part in the scheme a survey of the property will take place to ensure roofs have adequate exposure to sunlight and sufficient strength to support the install of solar panels.

External solid wall insulation not only makes a house energy efficient, but it can improve the look and feel of your property, keep your home warm, save you money on your energy bills and comes with a 25-year insurance backed warranty.

If you have a combined household income below £30,000 and your home has a poor energy performance rating, then you could benefit from the scheme (subject to survey).

Additional insulation measures (such as loft insulation) may also be available in the scheme.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, external solid wall insulation can save the average household around £225 a year on fuel bills.

To qualify for either scheme, you must live in North Lincolnshire and:

  • have a combined household income of £30,000 or less ; and
  • live in a property with solid walls with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in bands D, E, F or G – please note that a new EPC will be provided at point of survey if required.

Eligible homeowners will receive fully funded installs for both solar photovoltaic panels and external wall insulation, whereas landlords will be required to contribute around a third of the total cost.

Funding will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The council is working in partnership with energy experts YES Energy Solutions to identify qualifying households.

YES Energy Solutions’ friendly advisors will help residents with advice and guidance during their involvement in the scheme.

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity to improve the look and feel of your home, contact YES Energy Solutions directly on 03309 126199 or email projects@yesenergysolutions.co.uk.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for environment and strategic planning, said:

“As a council we are committed to improving our carbon footprint and have a number of initiatives in place to enable us to do this, including installing LED streetlights and changing to biomass boilers at some of our facilities.

“To ensure our residents are kept safe and well, we have teamed up with YES Energy Solutions to offer eligible households a way to improve their energy efficiency, and ultimately save money on their energy bills.

“If you believe you are eligible, please get in touch to find out more information about both schemes.”