Get solar energy

Installing solar panels on your home enables you to generate your own energy supply, which could help to lower your energy bills and your carbon footprint.

 

Ready to switch to solar?

We’ve teamed up with Effective Home, one of the leading suppliers of solar panels and batteries, to make getting solar energy easy.

What’s included:

  • Free virtual survey and personalised quote.
  • Installation from £3,900 (including 0% VAT).
  • Free Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) after installation.
 

Start your solar journey with Effective Home

Effective Home’s expert teams have over 15 years’ experience providing sustainable solar solutions to homes around the UK.

Why choose Effective Home? 

  • Accredited by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).
  • Rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot.
  • 25 year warranty provided for solar panels.

 

Get your free quote

Lloyds Bank normally receives a 6% commission from Effective Home for successful referrals, but this won’t impact the price you pay.  Any commission values will be disclosed on your quote document.​

Get lower energy bills

Sunlight is free, so after the cost of the installation, your bills should be lower.

Boost your EPC rating

A good EPC rating could improve your property’s value.

Cut your carbon footprint

A typical solar installation could save around 1 tonne of carbon per year.

How much will it cost to get solar energy?

Installation of solar panels on a typical 3-bed house start at around £6,850.

The cost can vary a lot between properties and most solar installers will offer a free, tailored quote.

What if something goes wrong?

In the unlikely event something going wrong with your solar panels or battery, you’ll need to call your installer directly.

If you used Effective Home, you can call them on 0333 003 0703. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Other important information

  • Lloyds Bank is not responsible for the improvements carried out by your chosen supplier.
  • Lloyds Bank releasing any funds towards a purchase does not guarantee the quality of the works done by the supplier and it is up to you to ensure you are satisfied with the improvement works carried out.​
  • Lloyds Bank cannot make any guarantee about the costs of the work required or any savings that can be made and you are responsible for making your own decision.
  • You agree that Lloyds Bank may contact you for research purposes.


Frequently asked questions
 

  • PV panels will work for most homes, but things like the direction, angle and the size of your roof will affect how much energy you’ll capture.
    Your installer should provide a free survey to make sure solar is suitable for your home.

    Ideally:

    • Your roof should face south, without too much shade caused by trees or buildings. Panels on east or west facing rooftops will produce 80-85% of this energy.
    • The perfect angle to capture solar energy is between 30-40º, the most typical angle of a UK rooftop.
    • The more panels that can fit on your roof, the better. A roof area between 10-20m2 can usually deliver up to 45% of an average household’s electricity needs.
  • You don’t have to add a battery to get solar energy in your home. But without one, you will only be able to use energy at the time it is generated. A smart solar battery stores your energy so you can use it when you need it.

Try our Eco Home Tool

Our Eco Home Tool is great for working out where you could save money on energy bills. You can even create a personalised action plan to help reduce your carbon footprint.

Try the tool