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Solar Power Made Simple: Kent’s Solar Together Initiative Returns

A new edition of Solar Together, a council-backed scheme to facilitate solar panel and battery storage installation, has launched in Kent. The community-led initiative makes it easy and affordable for households to switch to solar energy.

What is Solar Together?

Solar Together is a group-buying scheme that unites homeowners interested in installing solar panels and battery storage. By registering interest online, residents can access competitive pricing from pre-vetted installers on high-quality solar products. The scheme is endorsed by Kent County Council and local authorities to promote sustainability through solar power.

Who is Eligible to Join?

The following Kent regions are eligible to join Solar Together: Ashford, Canterbury, Dartford, Dover, Folkestone and Hythe, Gravesham, Maidstone, Medway, Sevenoaks, Swale, Thanet, Tonbridge and Malling, and Tunbridge Wells. Any property owner in these council areas can register to receive a free personalised recommendation. There is no obligation to proceed after receiving your custom quote.

How Does the Process Work?

The process to install solar panels through Solar Together is straightforward:

  1. Visit and register your interest for free. You’ll need to provide details like your council area, roof type, and energy usage.
  2. Solar Together will aggregate interested registrants and hold a reverse auction. Approved solar installers will compete to offer the most competitive pricing.
  3. You’ll receive a personal recommendation tailored to your property and needs, detailing a solar package for your home. You can research for the best solar panels prior to making a decision.
  4. There is no pressure – take your time to review your custom quote and decide whether to proceed. The team can answer any questions.
  5. If you decide to install, the process is hassle-free. Accredited installers will schedule and complete the work.
  6. Start benefiting from reduced energy bills and income through export tariffs with your new solar system!

What Are the Key Benefits?

Choosing Solar Together offers numerous advantages:

  • Group buying power secures competitive pricing from approved installers
  • Optional battery storage for enhanced energy independence
  • EV charge points to power electric vehicles through solar energy
  • Vetted, MCS certified installation companies
  • 10-year insurance guarantee on solar panel systems
  • Ongoing support throughout the registration and installation process
  • Reduced carbon footprint and savings on energy costs

Positive Local Impact

Past participants of Solar Together Kent have seen an impressive impact. In 2021, the scheme facilitated the installation of 2,975 solar panels, which are estimated to avoid over 74,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over 25 years. That’s the equivalent emissions of driving over 180 million miles in an average petrol car.

Homeowners like Keith Jenkins from Sheerness are already benefitting from the scheme. His 10-panel system with battery storage provides a reduced reliance on the grid. “We now have a reduced reliance on the National Grid,” Keith explained. He saves £385 annually on his energy bill and earns £789 through an export tariff.

The initiative has been widely praised by community leaders for making solar power attainable for households across Kent.

Registration Closes May 31

Homeowners interested in installing solar panels can register for free at until May 31, 2024. With council backing, vetted installers, and group discounts, Solar Together makes the switch to solar energy hassle-free and affordable. Act now to evaluate your property’s solar potential through a personalised recommendation.