Green Home Grant Scheme(GHGS) Solar Thermal Installation

  1. Telephone call to explain the overall process, benefit, how solar thermal works.
  2. Arranged a survey to check what equipment would be required to complete the solar thermal installation and provide a quote. The survey will be carried out by a qualified solar thermal engineer at no cost. We do ask that you are serious about having an installation of Solar Thermal. Due to the high level of demand we want to use our time constructively.
  3. Book a survey.
  4. Surveyor will check all aspects of the installation and make the recommendations needed so we are able to produce a formal quotation for the work to complete an installation.
  5. Once the survey results have been processed the price for work will be determined.
  6. A complete quote for the installation along with supporting information and spec sheets for the main item/items being installed will be supplied so you can apply for the GHGS.
  7. You decide if you would like to proceed.
  8. You would need to complete the government application for the Green Home Grant Scheme at
  9. You will need to have our Registration Number for the TRUSTMARK and Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) this information will be provided with the quote.
  10. Once approved print off the information and voucher.
  11. If you are claiming two thirds contribution a 25 % deposit will be required upon on the order being placed.
  12. If you are receiving 100% funding no payment is needed.
  13. Solum GB will need confirmation and evidence the Green Home Grant has been awarded.
  14. Solum GB will arrange the installation.
  15. Installation completed and commissioned.
  16. The balance of the cost of the Solar Thermal System being installed will be paid on completion of the installation. This will be in the form of a voucher that has been awarded or a combination of the Green Home Grant Voucher and any balance paid by bank transfer or credit card.

Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme

Available measures

The available measures are split into “primary” and “secondary” categories.

Households will need to install at least one of the primary measures below to qualify for funding.

Insulation:Solid wall, cavity wall, under-floor, loft, flat roof, room in roof, park home.

Low carbon heat:Air source heat pump, ground source heat pump, solar thermal “Top ups” are allowed (e.g. additional loft insulation up to the recommended level, solid wall insulation for other walls where a wall has been previously insulated), but replacements are not included.

So long as there is at least one primary measure in the package of works, households will also be able to install secondary measures. Secondary measures can only be subsidised up to the amount of subsidy provided for primary measures. (e.g. if a household receives £1,000 for primary measures, they can only receive a maximum of £1,000 towards secondary measures).

Draught proofing

1. Windows and doors: Double/triple glazing (where replacing single glazing), secondary glazing (in addition to single glazing), upgrading to energy efficient doors (where replacing doors installed prior to 2002).

2. Heating controls and insulation: appliance thermostats, hot water tank thermostats, hot water tank insulation, smart heating controls, zone controls, delayed start thermostat, thermostatic radiator valves.

For low-carbon heating to be installed, households will need to have adequate insulation (e.g. wall and loft, where applicable). These can be installed as part of a package – they do not have to already be in situ.


For the general scheme, the following properties are eligible:

1. All owner-occupied homes (including long-leaseholders, shared ownership).
2. Landlords of private rented sector domestic properties.
3. Landlords of social sector domestic properties (including LA owned homes)
4. Park home owners (for residential sites including Gypsy and Traveller sites)

New-build domestic properties and non-domestic properties are not eligible.

For the low-income scheme, only owner-occupied properties and park homes are
eligible. Households receiving income-based or disability benefits would be eligible for fully funded package of measures.

Eligibility for low-income scheme

You qualify for the Green Home Grants low-income scheme if you receive at least one of the following benefits:

1. Income based Jobseekers allowance (JSA).
2. Income based Employment & Support Allowance (ESA).
3. Income Support (IS).
4. Pension Guarantee Credit.
5. Working Tax Credit (WTC).
6. Child Tax Credits (CTC).
7. Universal Credit (UC).
8. Disability Living Allowance (DLA).
9. Personal Independence Payment (PIP).
10. Attendance Allowance.
11. Carer’s Allowance.
12. Severe Disablement Allowance.
13. Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit.
14. Contribution based Jobseekers allowance (JSA).
15. Contribution based Employment & Support Allowance (ESA).
16. Housing benefit.


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