Worcestershire City Council has launched a new group-buying scheme to help its residents, community buildings and small/medium sized businesses invest in solar panels and battery storage.
The Solar Together scheme will offer solar panels as well as optional battery storage and electric vehicle (EV) chargepoints. For those that have already invested in solar panels, the scheme also offers retrofit battery storage.
Residents and businesses will be able to register their interest in the Solar Together scheme – supported by local district councils and consumer advice centre, iChoosr – until Friday 10 March 2023.
An auction for pre-improved installers to submit their bids will then take place and notifications sent out to applicants later in March detailing cost and work specifications. There will be no obligation to continue with the installation at this stage.
“With energy prices continuing to increase, residents of Worcestershire are looking for opportunities to reduce their carbon emissions, save on energy bills and increase their independence from the grid. The Solar Together group-buying scheme offers a straightforward way to make an informed decision and to access a competitive offer from a trusted, vetted provider,” said iChoosr’s UK solar manager, Marie-Louise Abretti.
In its four year term, the Solar Together programme has delivered over 14,500 installations across the UK, said Worcestershire County Council.