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Solar electricity panels (PV)

Solar electricity panels, also known as photovoltaics (PV), capture the sun’s energy and convert it into electricity that you can use in your home. Installing solar PV to a home enables you to generate your own renewable electricity.

Green Homes Grant

The government's Green Homes Grant can help households in fuel poverty to improve the energy efficiency of a home with energy saving measures, such as solar PV. The Local Authority Delivery Scheme (LADS 1B, 2 and 3) and the Home Upgrade Grant (HUGS) are part of the Green Homes Grant. This grant is funded by the government and delivered by Walsall Council, across the borough. 

Find out more about the Green Homes Grant, eligibility criteria and how to apply.

How the funding is being used

Funding from the government Green Homes Grant (LADS and HUGS) has supported the installation of solar electricity panels at over 400 homes in the Walsall borough (as at 22 February 2023).

2022/23 Dwellings where solar PV is installed Grant funding
Private owner occupier 123 LADS 1B
Midland Heart - solar tenure 51 LADS 2
Private owner occupier 113 LADS 2
Private owner occupier 130 (71) LADS 3
Private owner occupier 2 (5) HUGS 1
Total 419 (numbers in brackets are planned works)  

Solar PV electricity production

Using an average generation rate of 3,707 kwh:

  • A single install is estimated to produce £1,362 of electricity (Using the current average unit cost of electricity for the West Midlands of 36.75p kw)
  • The total estimated generation of electricity is 1.55 MKwh
  • The total estimated value of energy produced is £570,815