Solar Together Leicestershire

Having your own solar panels and battery storage to power your home can be a smart investment and also offers you cleaner energy.

We have partnered with councils across Leicestershire and independent experts in group-buying, iChoosr Ltd, to bring the Solar Together scheme to Melton’s homeowners.

Solar Together Leicestershire offers you the chance to install high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage in your property for a competitive price, allowing you to generate your own clean electricity.

It is a group-buying scheme, which brings Leicestershire's households and small or medium-sized enterprises together to get high-quality solar panels at a competitive price, helping you through the process and keeping you informed at every stage.

The latest round of Solar Together Leicestershire is open until 9 August 2024.

You can register your interest for free on the Solar Together website.

Register for Solar Together Leicestershire 

Planning Permission

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 check our planning advice pages.

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.

How does it work?

1. Registration: you can register for free and without obligation at the Solar Together website. To register, you simply provide details about your roof, such as its size and orientation.

2. Auction: an ‘auction’ will be held, where our pre-vetted solar installers will submit bids for the work. The more people that register, the better the deal should be for each household. The installer with the most competitive package will win the auction.

3. Personal recommendation: 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 six weeks 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 six months after you accept.

Helpdesk support

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. Email for more help, or call 0800 048 8362 from Monday to Friday, 8am-5pm.

About iChoosr

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.

iChoosr receive a referral fee from installers for each completed installation which is used to run the scheme. A proportion of this is shared with participating councils to cover the costs of the direct mail and administration for current and future schemes within their area

Last updated 17 June 2024
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