Solar Together Harborough
Buying solar panels and battery storage made easy
Harborough District Council declared a climate emergency in 2019. The Council has committed to reducing its own emission to net zero, as far as practically possible, by 2030. We also want to support residents, businesses, and communities in Harborough District to reduce their emissions too.
Solar Together provides a fantastic opportunity to benefit from the group buying power to get the best deal on solar panels, providing renewable energy and which will help fight climate change.
Harborough District Council has partnered with independent experts in group-buying, iChoosr Ltd, to bring this opportunity to Harborough’s homeowners.
Solar Together Harborough is an innovative new scheme offering high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage. It is a group-buying scheme, which brings Harborough households together to get high-quality solar panels at a competitive price, helping you through the process and keeping you informed at every stage.
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 Visit: https://www.harborough.gov.uk//when-planning-permission-is-needed
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.
You can register today at solartogether.co.uk/Harborough
How does it work?
1. Registration: you can register for free and without obligation at www.solartogether.co.uk/Harborough. When you register online, you will be asked questions about your house, roof, and electricity usage. If you are registering for battery storage only, you will be asked about your current solar PV system and electricity usage. If you don’t know the exact figures for your roof size or electricity usage, we can help you estimate with industry or local averages. You can enter more accurate information when you have it.
2. Auction: . The auction is a reverse auction, meaning the lowest bid wins. The winning bid sets the price for all solar systems and battery systems. All installers are pre-vetted and must comply with our criteria to guarantee the quality of the offer.
3. Personal recommendation: After the auction, you will receive a personal recommendation which will include information about the winning installer, a complete system, costs and savings. This information is for you to consider, if you have more questions you can always contact the Solar Together Helpdesk.
4. You decide: After you have received your personal recommendation, you will need to decide whether you want to accept it or not.
To ensure you make a well-informed decision we will offer you the opportunity to watch our webinar where you will hear from the winning installer. You can also contact our helpdesk with any questions you may have.
When you are ready to make a decision, you can accept or decline your personal recommendation. If you choose to go ahead and accept with Solar Together, we will ask you for a £150 deposit. This deposit is conditionally refundable; more information can be found in the deposit conditions.
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 www.solartogether.co.uk/Harborough where you can register for 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.
iChoosr receive a referral fee from installers for each completed installation which is used to run the scheme. A proportion of this is shared with participating councils to cover the costs of the direct mail and administration for current and future schemes within their area.