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Save on solar: group buying scheme reopens

Image of solar panels being installed on a roof Published on Wednesday, 6th September 2023

Residents and businesses in Norwich will have another chance to save on solar and battery storage installations as popular group buying scheme Solar Together reopens.

Solar Together takes the complexity out of shopping for renewables, encouraging people to opt for sustainable, clean and cheap energy. Electric vehicle charge points are also on offer, to help you make the most of any new solar panels.

The scheme, which the city council has taken part in since 2015, works through collective group purchasing. This reduces the price of installations and provides access to high-quality installers. Past rounds of Solar Together have been popular with homeowners and businesses, with over 15,600 solar panels installed across Norfolk to date.

It only takes five minutes to register for a free, no-obligation quote from a certified installer.

If you are interested, you can find out more and register at to take advantage of this offer.

The last day to register is 27 October 2023.

Councillor Emma Hampton, cabinet member for climate change, said:

“With energy prices remaining so expensive, we’re committed to finding ways to help people switch to cheap, low carbon renewables. There is clearly a demand for solar, but the process to have it installed can seem complicated - Solar Together helps to address those concerns by offering a simpler way to get started.

“Last year’s scheme was popular and hopefully that success will encourage others. Register today for a no-obligation quote and see if you could benefit.”

How does it work?

  • Register online for free and without obligation.
  • Pre-approved UK solar panel suppliers participate in a ‘reverse auction’, where they bid to install solar panels on the homes of everyone who has registered.
  • After the auction, registered households will be emailed a personal recommendation.
  • If they choose to accept their recommendation, their installation will be confirmed with a technical survey after which a date can be set for the installation of their solar PV or battery storage system.
  • Telephone and email helpdesks are on-hand throughout the whole process to help households to make an informed decision in a safe and hassle-free environment.

Solar Together is led by Norwich City Council in partnership with other Norfolk councils and collective purchasing company iChoosr.

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