We are working in partnership with Cambridge City, East Cambridgeshire, Fenland, Huntingdonshire and South Cambridgeshire District Councils for the second time, on an innovative scheme to offer homeowners high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, to help deliver our vision of a zero-carbon county. It is a group-buying scheme, which brings Cambridgeshire households together to get high-quality solar panels at a competitive price, helping you through the process and keeping you informed at every stage.
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.
We have partnered with independent experts in group-buying, iChoosr Ltd, to bring this opportunity to Cambridgeshire’s homeowners.
We have already participated in the very successful Autumn 2020 scheme which saw just under 1000 completed installations.
Solar Together Cambridgeshire 2022
The registration period for the Solar Together Cambridgeshire 2022 scheme has now closed. If you would like to find out more and register your interest for the next scheme then please visit the Solar Together website.
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 contact your local district council planning department, further information is also available from the Planning Portal online at: Interactive House – Planning Portal
How it works
1. Registration: you can register for free and without obligation on 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 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 then 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 until a specified date 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.
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.
Find out more
For more information, visit the Solar Together website, where you can register your interest in the scheme and get in touch with our helpdesk.
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.