Recently, the Environmental Secretary, Steve Barclay, has announced capital grants being made available to farmers who wish to install Solar Panels on rooftops and irrigation reservoirs (floating solar) as well as farms looking to invest in robotic and automatic equipment. These grants are aimed at improving productivity and increasing renewable energy usage on farmland across the UK.
The vast majority of this fund will be available under the Farming Productivity Grant (Round 2), which is part of the wider Farming Investment Fund announced in 2021 Farming Investment Fund announced in 2021. The grant provides between £15,000 – £100,000 towards solar equipment; helping energy resilience, maintaining fixed costs and a sustainable electricity supply for farms across the country.
Applications are taking place in 2 stages beginning in January 2024 until March 2024.
For more information, including the ability to receive a no-obligation quote for Solar Panel installation, click here.