Buying solar panels and battery storage made easy
Solar Together Suffolk is a group-buying scheme which has helped over 1,500 homes in Suffolk to install solar panels and batteries.
The scheme helps homeowners feel confident that they are paying the right price for a high-quality installation from pre-approved installers, whilst increasing their independence from the grid and reducing their carbon emissions.
Solar Together Suffolk opens for new registrations on 22 August 2022: www.solartogether.co.uk/suffolk
To date, Solar Together Suffolk has:
- installed 17,900 solar panels at over 1,500 Suffolk households
- retrofitted over 200 batteries
- avoided carbon emissions totalling 28,730 tonnes of CO2 across the county
It is one of the projects which contributes to Suffolk’s Climate Emergency Plan, to support and guide residents, communities and businesses to make the changes required to help Suffolk achieve Net Zero by 2030.
Solar Together Suffolk is supported by YOUR COUNCIL, Suffolk County Council and all local borough and district councils.
How does it work?
1. Registration: you can register between 22 August and 26 September 2022 for free and without obligation at www.solartogether.co.uk/suffolk. You simply provide details about your roof, such as its size and orientation.
2. Auction: an ‘auction’ will be held on 27 September 2022 where our pre-vetted solar installers will submit bids for the work. The more people like you that register, the better the deal you should get. The installer with the most competitive package will win the auction.
3. Personal recommendation: from around 17 October 2022 you will be emailed your personal recommendation based on your registration details. This includes your costs and specifications of your system.
4. You decide: the decision is then yours whether you want to accept your recommendation. There is no obligation to continue. You will have until about 25 November 2022 to decide and will be invited to an information session.
5. Installation: if you accept, the winning installer will contact you to survey your roof and set an installation date. All installations are planned to be completed in the months following your decision.
Telephone and email support are on-hand throughout the whole process, which, together with information sessions, will allow households to make an informed decision in a safe and hassle-free environment.
iChoosr was founded in 2008 and is privately owned by two co-founders. Before it entered the UK energy market in 2012, it focused on group-buying schemes in the Netherlands and Belgium. It now works with community leaders helping households select energy and solar power suppliers. As in the UK, its operations continue to grow across Europe, North America and Japan.
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.
Do you already have solar panels installed?
You can also register to have battery storage added to your existing solar panels to maximise the benefits of your system.
Register for free at www.solartogether.co.uk/suffolk