Solar Together scheme launches in the district

Published Monday 9 May 2022

People are being encouraged to 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.

Solar panels being fitted

Signing up is free for residents and opens from Monday 09 May 2022. For more information and to sign up, visit

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.

Harborough District 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 Jon Bateman, Harborough District Council's Cabinet lead for Planning, Environment and Waste said: “This is an excellent opportunity for residents to review and reduce their household energy costs in line with supporting our focused climate emergency agenda to reduce emissions across Harborough district. We’re very pleased to work with Solar Together as part of this exciting initiative which gives householders scope towards greater energy independence by working in partnership with other local authorities on this scheme.”

Registration closes on Tuesday 14 June 2022 with the selection revealed from Monday 4 July 2022 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.