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Solar Together

What is Solar Together?

Solar Together Liverpool City Region is a new scheme offering high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, and battery storage.

Solar panels will help residents save on energy bills and be less reliant on energy suppliers, and even have the potential to earn money by exporting unused solar power generated to the grid.

Solar Together is a group-buying scheme which brings households together to get high-quality solar panels at a competitive price, supporting and informing those participating in the scheme at each stage.

Solar Together Liverpool City Region is an innovative new scheme offering high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, and battery storage. Solar panels will help residents save on energy bills and be less reliant on energy suppliers, and even have the potential to earn money by exporting unused solar power generated to the grid.

The sun is a clean and unlimited source of energy, and so solar panels harness renewable energy to contribute to the reduction of CO2 emissions and help make the city region more sustainable.

Solar Together is a group-buying scheme which brings households together to get high-quality solar panels at a competitive price, supporting and informing those participating in the scheme at each stage. The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has partnered with independent experts in group-buying, iChoosr Ltd, and the six Local Authorities to bring the Solar Together scheme to the Liverpool City Region. Better prices can be secured as more people participate in the scheme, and therefore more renewable energy will be generated.

It is free to register and there is no obligation to go ahead with an installation.


What do you need?

Solar PV installations are considered ‘permitted development’ and generally do not require 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 council.

The scheme is also open to small and medium-sized enterprises and places of worship.

What do you get?

The offer is a complete solar panel system, including survey, installation, monitoring and warranties.

Battery storage can also be added to the installation package, which saves unused energy generated by solar panels to allow the solar power to be used outside of daylight hours. This further reduces the electricity used from the grid and helps cut energy bills. If residents already have existing solar panels then Solar Together can be used to add battery storage. The addition of battery storage will help maximise how much of the self-generated, renewable energy can be used, or exported back to the grid.

There is also the option to have electric vehicle charging points fitted.

How does it work and when?

  1. Registration: you can register before 27 September for free and without obligation at www.solartogether.co.uk/lcr. To register you simply provide details about your roof, such as its size and orientation.
  2. Auction: on 27 September our approved solar installers will bid for the work in a reverse ‘auction’. The most competitive offer, from these pre-vetted installers, wins the auction.
  3. Personal recommendation: from 17 October you will be emailed a personal recommendation for your home, based on the details you provided during registration. This will include the costs and specification for a complete solar panel installation.
  4. You decide: the decision is then yours as to whether you want to accept your recommendation. There is no obligation to continue. You will have up to five weeks to decide subject to installer capacity.
  5. Installation: if you accept, the winning installer will contact you to survey your roof and set an installation date. All installations are planned to be completed six months after accepting.
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