Solar Together scheme launches in district

Published: Mon 9 May, 2022

Person on a tiled roof installing a solar panel next to an existing panel

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 opens from Monday 9 May. For more information and to sign up, visit www.nwleics.gov.uk/solar.

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.

North West Leicestershire District Council is working towards its Zero Carbon Roadmap to be carbon neutral by 2030, with the aim of then seeing the whole district carbon neutral by 2050. Installing solar panels on homes can reduce carbon emissions by generating clean electricity and save homeowners money on energy costs.

Councillor Andrew Woodman, Portfolio Holder for Community Services said: “Working with Solar Together means we’ll be able to support residents who want to have solar panels on their home, but haven’t known where to begin.

“Using clean energy from solar panels is not only good for the environment, but also means cheaper electricity.”

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

Blaby District Council is leading on the campaign in partnership with Charnwood Borough 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.

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