Solar Together scheme launches in borough

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The Solar Together Leicestershire 2022 scheme is now closed to new registrations.

Save on energy bills and help cut carbon emissions by investing in solar panels through an exciting new group-buying energy scheme.

Solar Together Leicestershire helps people looking to make an investment in solar panels on their house and battery storage systems for a reduced rate.

Signing up is free for residents and opens from Monday 09 May. For more information and to sign up, visit the Solar Together website

Residents who register will be entered into an auction, where Solar PV suppliers compete by offering the lowest rate for solar panel installation. The more people registered, the lower the price can be.

Working with iChoosr, Solar Together then provides those signed up with a free, no obligation offer from the successful energy supplier. A personal recommendation will be emailed out with information on the winning solar panel installer, the proposed system, costs, and savings ready for residents to make their choice.

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

Councillor Alison Freer Melton Borough Council  Portfolio Holder for Climate, Access and Engagement said: “ With energy prices increasing, now is a perfect time to join Solar Together and be part of an initiative giving residents the opportunity to reduce their energy costs.  We have made a commitment to being carbon neutral and this is one step in helping us achieve that.

There is still a long way to go but this is a fantastic opportunity for greater energy independence by working alongside other authorities on this scheme.”

Registration closes on Tuesday 14 June with the selection revealed from Monday 04 July onwards.

Blaby District Council is leading on the campaign in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council, Harborough District Council, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Leicestershire County Council, Melton Borough Council, North West Leicestershire District Council and Oadby and Wigston Borough Council.

09 May 2022