Where can I get information about grants for ground-sited solar panels?

A: Go to www.solarinstallationguide.co.uk. This guide, released by Kershaw Solar, part of the Kershaw Group in Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, explains how farmers, growers and land owners can take advantage of the Government's feed-in tariff.

The report describes how a Government grant not only covers the cost of installing the panels, but also how a profit is generated for the farmer. The scheme has been set up to encourage the use of more renewable energy resources and is a good way of making use of dead land.

Kershaw's sales and marketing director Paul McLeish explains how it works: "The idea is simple. You install solar panels now and the Government pays you back over a number of years. Along the way you reduce the impact of your farm on the environment, lower your energy bills and, better still, make a profit in the long term."



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