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The £22m Poultry Farmers Solar Grant is Now Open

Enhance Your Poultry Farm with DEFRA’s New Grant and Solar PV Systems


As a poultry farmer, enhancing the health and welfare of your flock while reducing operational costs is paramount. DEFRA's new £22 million grant for poultry farmers, part of the Animal Health and Welfare Pathway, offers a fantastic opportunity to achieve these goals. This grant aims to support poultry farmers in upgrading their facilities, and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are a key part of the eligible improvements.


Understanding the DEFRA Grant

DEFRA's new grant is designed to help poultry farmers upgrade their housing facilities, making them more biosecure, efficient, and sustainable. The grant offers financial support for comprehensive projects ranging from £15,000 to £500,000. These projects can include upgrades such as multi-tier housing, LED lighting, mechanical ventilation, and crucially, the installation of roof-mounted solar PV systems.


Key Points:

  • Grant Amounts: £15,000 to £500,000

  • Application Period: Open for 12 weeks, ending late September 2024

  • Eligibility: Projects must enhance hen and pullet health and welfare, increase environmental sustainability, and introduce innovation.


Why Focus on Solar PV?

Solar PV systems are an excellent way to enhance the sustainability and efficiency of your poultry farm. By installing solar panels, you can significantly reduce your energy costs, lower your carbon footprint, and contribute to a more sustainable future.


Benefits of Solar PV Systems:

  • Cost Savings: Solar panels can drastically reduce your electricity bills, offering long-term financial savings.

  • Environmental Impact: By using renewable energy, you decrease your farm’s reliance on fossil fuels, reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Sustainability: Solar energy is a renewable resource, ensuring a sustainable energy supply for your farm.


How to Apply for the Grant

Applying for the DEFRA grant is straightforward. Farmers can use an online checker to assess the strength of their projects and make initial applications. The application process will remain open for 12 weeks, giving you ample time to prepare and submit your proposal.


Steps to Apply:

  1. Check Eligibility: Use the online checker to ensure your project meets the grant criteria. Eligibility Check:

  2. Prepare Your Proposal: Highlight how your project will enhance poultry welfare, increase sustainability, and incorporate solar PV systems – our team at Solar Star can help with your proposal and application!

  3. Submit Your Application: Complete and submit your application before the deadline in late September 2024.


DEFRA Solar Panel Grant - Apply Now and Transform Your Poultry Farm with Solar Panel Savings!

By taking advantage of DEFRA's new grant, you can upgrade your poultry farming facilities and embrace sustainable energy solutions like solar PV systems. This not only benefits your bottom line but also contributes to a healthier environment and better living conditions for your poultry.

Contact Solar Star Power today to learn more about how we can help you install solar PV systems and maximise your grant benefits. Let’s make your farm more sustainable and cost-efficient together.


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