Solar Together Berkshire
Introducing our new solar panels group-buying scheme, designed to make clean energy more accessible and affordable
More than a quarter of all carbon emissions comes from households, which means our homes play a crucial role in achieving carbon neutrality target. Switching to Solar Photovoltaic (PV) energy is an excellent way to reduce carbon emissions and decrease electricity bills.
Group-buying scheme for solar panels and battery storage
Solar Together Berkshire is a solar panel and battery storage group-buying scheme. It enables householders and small businesses to install Solar PV systems and batteries at a competitive price with a trustworthy, pre-vetted installer. Any tenant, homeowner, small business or common hold association in Berkshire can register.
Reducing Carbon Emissions
One of the most significant benefits of installing Solar PV is that is helps to reduce carbon emissions. Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere and contributes to climate change. The electricity generated by solar PV systems produces zero carbon emissions, making it much cleaner alternative to traditional fossil fuels.
Decreasing Electricity Bills
Another significant benefit of installing solar PV is that can help reduce electricity bills. Electricity prices are constantly increasing, and homeowners and businesses are continually seeking ways to save money on their energy costs. Solar PV systems generate electricity from the sun, which means that you can generate your own power and reduce your reliance on the grid.
In addition, there are several other benefits to installing Solar PV. Solar energy is a renewable resource, which means that it will never run out. This provides a degree of energy security for homeowners and businesses, as they can generate their own power without worrying about fluctuations in energy prices or supply. Additionally, Solar PV systems are low maintenance and have a lifespan of up to 25 years.
How Solar Together Works
- Registration is quick, free and there is no obligation.
- Auction of pre-vetted installers bidding against each other to offer the best deal.
- Personal recommendation based on your registration details.
- You decide if you want to take up the recommendation and proceed with an installation.
- Savings on electricity, after installation, by generating your own renewable electricity.
Get in Touch
If you have any questions about new or existing installations you can call Solar Together for free on 0800 092 0332, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, or contact the Solar Together Berkshire helpdesk.
Solar PV installations are considered a 'permitted development' and will generally not need planning permission. However, in some cases, such as in conservation areas and on listed buildings, planning permission may be required. For planning advice, please contact Planning Services on 01635519111 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Quality and Customer Service
IChoosr perform a number of checks to assess installers' experience, quality and capacity before they can apply to the scheme to ensure a high level of service to our residents. Product and workmanship standards are also set to guarantee the quality of installation and auditing is carried out by a third party to ensure work has been delivered to expected standards.
Throughout the scheme West Berkshire Council and iChoosr will monitor progress and customer satisfaction closely. The previous scheme in other areas in 2022 has seen over 1,300 homes install solar panels and the customer satisfaction ratings was very high.