To date Solar Together has delivered more than 14,000 installations and over 300,000 tonnes of avoided lifetime carbon emissions across the UK. In the previous two phases of the scheme in Kent, more than 1,600 homes have had solar installations.
Residents and small businesses can join the group-buying scheme which offers solar panels with optional battery storage and EV charge points. Retrofit battery storage is also an option 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 is free to register and there is no obligation to go ahead with an installation. KCC is pleased to be working in partnership with all 12 district and borough councils and Medway Council, to make the transition to clean energy as cost effective and hassle-free as possible across the county.
How does it work?
- Householders can register online to become part of the group for free and without obligation at www.solartogether.co.uk/Kent
- Pre-approved UK solar PV suppliers participate in a reverse auction. 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.
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For media enquiries please contact: George Frost, UK Country Manager, iChoosr: email@example.com
About iChoosr - www.ichoosr.co.uk:
iChoosr was founded in 2008 and is privately owned by two co-founders. Before it entered the UK energy market in 2012 it had focused on collective schemes in the Netherlands and Belgium where it works with community leaders helping households to select energy and solar power suppliers. As in the UK, its operations continue to grow across Europe, North America and Japan.
Marie-Louise Abretti, iChoosr UK Solar Manager, said: “With energy prices continuing to increase, residents of Kent and Medway 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.”
iChoosr has a strong track record of delivering group purchase schemes for local authorities. It has worked with 210 UK local authorities on its collective energy switching schemes. Furthermore, in 2018 UK councils, in collaboration with iChoosr, initiated their collective purchase schemes for solar PV systems. iChoosr’s schemes have been delivered in partnership with local authorities in five countries. Over 95 schemes led to 148,000 residents installing solar PV systems.