Solar Together scheme launches in district

Published: Mon 9th May, 2022

  • Solar panels being fitted to the roof of a house

Save on energy bills and help cut carbon emissions by investing in solar panels through an exciting new group-buying energy scheme.

Solar Together Leicestershire helps people looking to make an investment in solar panels on their house and battery storage systems for a reduced rate.

Signing up is free for residents and is now open. For more information and to sign up, visit www.charnwood.gov.uk/solar-together

Residents who register will be entered into an auction, where solar PV suppliers compete by offering the lowest rate for solar panel installation. The more people registered, the lower the price can be.

Working with iChoosr, Solar Together then provides those signed up with a free, no-obligation offer from the successful energy supplier. A personal recommendation will be emailed out with information on the winning solar panel installer, the proposed system, costs, and savings ready for residents to make their choice.

Charnwood Borough Council is currently working towards the authority being carbon neutral by 2030. Installing solar panels on homes can reduce carbon emissions by generating clean electricity and save homeowners money on energy costs.

Cllr Roy Rollings, lead member for transformation with responsibility for the Council’s campaign to become Carbon Neutral 2030 said: “As a Council, we have already made significant progress in reducing our carbon emissions and are committed to our ambition of becoming a carbon natural organisation by 2030.

“We can all play our part in climate change, and we want to help residents reduce their own carbon emissions. I’m pleased the Council is taking part in this scheme to support residents in buying solar panels which could also help them save money on their electricity bills over time.”

Registration closes on Tuesday 14 June with the selection revealed from Monday, July 4 onwards.

Charnwood Borough Council is working in partnership with Blaby District Council, Harborough District Council, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Leicestershire County Council, Melton Borough Council, North West Leicestershire District Council and Oadby and Wigston Borough Council.