Navigating the Expenses: Unraveling the Cost of Solar Panels in the UK

Cost of Solar Panels

Introduction In an era where sustainability and renewable energy sources are at the forefront of global conversations, solar power emerges as a promising solution. With its potential to reduce carbon footprints and dependence on non-renewable resources, solar energy is gaining traction worldwide. However, for many considering solar panel installation, understanding the intricacies of its costs […]

Government Told Heat Pump Sales Need A Massive Jump

heat pumps

The government has been cautioned that heat pumps remain prohibitively expensive and underrecognized. Despite efforts, only 55,000 heat pumps were sold in the UK in 2022, falling short of targets. The UK’s spending watchdog emphasised the urgent need for a significant increase in sales. In alignment with climate change goals, the government aims to install […]

The untapped potential within commercial buildings has the potential to revolutionize solar power in the UK.

solar power in the UK

The recently established Solar Taskforce convenes to discuss strategies for promoting increased rooftop solar installations. At the inaugural meeting of the government’s new Solar Taskforce, discussions unfolded around the prospect of schools, warehouses, and car parks spearheading an affordable solar power revolution. The government, with a clear target to escalate solar capacity nearly fivefold to […]

The United Kingdom Experiences A Historic Surge In The Installation Of Solar Power Systems


As of January 2024, the solar capacity in the UK reached 15.7 gigawatts through 1,454,607 installations, reflecting a 6.6% growth compared to January 2023. The most recent report highlights that domestic installations played a prominent role in driving this increase. The most recent data reveals a significant upswing in solar power installations in the UK, […]

Revised Planning Regulations Aim to Accelerate Solar Adoption and Reduce Energy Costs

rooftop solar

Residential property owners can now effortlessly install rooftop solar panels, avoiding expensive planning delays. Newly announced regulations will facilitate the installation of rooftop solar panels for homes and businesses. Amendments to permitted development rights will streamline the process, allowing more property owners to install solar panels without navigating the planning system. The current planning system […]

Zero VAT for Home Battery Systems

Home Battery Systems

Home battery energy storage systems will now be exempt from Value Added Tax (VAT). Zero VAT for Home Battery Energy Storage Systems The Value Added Tax (VAT) on home battery energy storage systems (BESS) has been reduced to zero. The recent implementation of The Value Added Tax (Installation of Energy-Saving Materials) Order 2024 temporarily zero-rates […]

The extension of relief for energy-saving materials now continues beyond February 2024

energy-saving materials

The VAT zero rate is set to expand, encompassing a broader range of energy-saving materials, with the added provision of relief for installations within specific charity buildings. In the aftermath of the Spring Budget 2023, HMRC initiated a call for evidence, seeking opinions on the potential extension of the VAT zero rate concerning the installation […]

Launch of Electric Car Grants Reducing EV Charger Costs by £2,500, Significantly Benefiting Drivers

electric car grants

Government Unveils Initiatives to Accelerate Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure In a move described as an “exciting opportunity,” the government has introduced new measures to fast-track the deployment of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure nationwide. Under the government’s Plan for Drivers, a range of grants and proposals aim to enhance the charging infrastructure. State-funded schools, colleges, […]