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Popular Solar Panel Buying Scheme Returns

24th August 2023

The popular solar panel scheme Solar Together has returned to help North Somerset residents, small businesses and community groups generate clean, local, renewable energy.

North Somerset Council is once again working with partners the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and independent group-buying collective iChoosr Ltd on the second round of Solar Together.

This innovative scheme uses the collective bargaining power of many local households, together with small businesses and community groups, to purchase high quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and batteries, and their installation, at a very competitive price.

The first round of Solar Together ran in 2021 and resulted in 3,000 solar panels being installed at properties across North Somerset. Feedback from previous Solar Together customers found that the top reasons for joining the scheme include:

  • hassle-free process
  • trustworthy pre-approved contractor
  • high quality panels and installation
  • more affordable price compared to buying directly from an installer.

North Somerset Council is committed to making North Somerset a thriving and sustainable place to live by tackling the climate emergency. A key component of the council’s ambition to reduce emissions and reach net zero by 2030 is to improve access to renewable energy.

The more households, small businesses and community groups that participate, the better the price we can secure, plus more renewable energy will be generated. Anyone who already has solar panels installed can also register to have battery storage added to their existing set-up to maximise the benefits of their system.  

Registration for Solar Together is free, with no obligation to buy. Find out more at or call 0800 014 8851.

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