Reduce energy costs and boost renewable generation with solar panel scheme

Fenland residents are being invited to reduce their energy costs and boost renewable generation through a group-buying solar panel scheme.

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Solar Together Cambridgeshire brings homeowners together to get high-quality solar panel installation at a competitive price.

Fenland District Council is working with local authority partners across Cambridgeshire and with independent experts iChoosr on the scheme, which is back in Cambridgeshire for the second time after several years of the highly successful Solar Together programme run across the UK.

To date Solar Together has delivered over 7,000 installations, including almost 1,000 in Cambridgeshire.

The scheme offers residents solar panels with optional battery storage, as well as retrofit battery storage for residents who have already invested in solar panels and are looking to get more from the renewable energy they generate as well as increase their independence from the grid.

It's a great way for residents to buy and install solar panels at a competitive price through group-buying power, saving money on energy bills and helping the environment at the same time.

How does it work?

  • Householders can now register online to become part of the group for free and without obligation.
  • Pre-approved UK solar PV suppliers participate in an iChoosr auction on 15 March. They are able to offer competitive pricing as the volume and geographic concentration makes it possible for them to realise greater efficiencies, which they pass on with lower prices for installations.
  • After the auction, registered households will be emailed a personal recommendation which is specific to the details they submitted in their registration.
  • If they choose to accept their recommendation, the specifics of their installation will be confirmed with a technical survey after which a date can be set for the installation of their solar PV system.
  • Telephone and email helpdesks 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.

Marie-Louise Abretti, iChoosr UK Solar Manager, added "With energy prices increasing residents of Cambridgeshire 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."

Article date: February 2022

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