Solar Together Leicestershire

Registrations for the 2023 Solar Together scheme have now closed

Buying solar panels and battery storage made easy

Melton Borough Council is currently working towards the authority being carbon neutral by 2030, with the aim of seeing the whole borough carbon neutral by 2050. Installing solar panels on homes and some commercial properties can reduce carbon emissions by generating clean electricity and save homeowners money on energy costs

Melton Borough Council has partnered with independent experts in group-buying, iChoosr Ltd, to bring this opportunity to Melton’s homeowners.

Solar Together Leicestershire is an innovative new scheme offering high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage. 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.

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.

Find out more

For more information, visit the Solar Together website, where you can register for the scheme and get in touch with the helpdesk.

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 31 August 2023
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