There are limited grants available specifically for the use of solar panels. However, the UK government has allocated almost £5bn to help businesses become greener in order to achieve a net-zero goal by 2050. Grants and subsidies are available to improve energy efficiency, install heat pumps, remove greenhouse gases, and more. It is recommended to regularly check the gov.uk page for current funding opportunities and to contact your energy supplier for potential offers. The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) is a grant available in Great Britain that allows businesses with solar photovoltaic panels to generate income from selling excess energy to National Grid suppliers. Installations must be in Great Britain and under 5MW, and installers must be certified under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). Other regional solar panel grants may be available from local councils, and businesses can also consider Clean Heat Grants for installing green energy technologies like biomass boilers, as well as the Green Gas Support Scheme to assist with producing biomethane. More information on green energy schemes and grants can be found on the Ofgem website. Alternatively, female entrepreneurs can access specific business grants for women, and businesses in Wales may be eligible for Welsh business grants.
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