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Solar Panelling on a roof

Solar energy for your home

Local people can help fight the climate crisis in their very own homes by kitting their roof out with solar panelling at a good price, thanks to Solar Together.  

The group buying scheme is open to Ealing residents and offers high quality solar panel installation. By purchasing solar panel equipment and installation collectively, everyone involved can get a better deal.

How Solar Together works

  • Register online for free and without obligation. You can do this through the Solar Together website
  • Fill in some details about your roof – including things like its size and orientation
  • Solar Together then searches for high-quality, vetted products and installers
  • Approved installers then submit bids in an auction
  • You then receive a personal recommendation based on your registration details, including costs and specifications of your solar panelling installation
  • You then decide whether you wish to accept the offer
  • If accepted, the installer will contact you and arrange to survey your roof and begin fitting the panelling
  • Solar Together experts will be on hand to assist you at every stage of the process.

Registration for the next auction is now open and there is no obligation to take the offer if you do register. The next auction takes place on 15 March 2022.

Roughly 1,300 solar installations have already been completed across London, leading to an estimated carbon reduction of roughly 13,500 tonnes.

More than 200 local homeowners have taken advantage of the scheme, which is backed by the council as part of its climate action strategy, and pledge of achieving ‘net zero’ carbon emissions for the borough by 2030.

Councillor Deirdre Costigan, cabinet member for climate action said: “Solar Together is a great opportunity for residents to look at the potential benefits of solar energy in their home. 

“Participants could get high quality solar panels for a competitive price as well as helping to reduce harmful emissions. There is no obligation to take the offer and we encourage residents to register and see whether the deal offered suits them.

“We are facing a spiralling energy and cost of living crisis and as a result, many residents are facing the threat of fuel poverty – all against the backdrop of the climate crisis. This requires strong action at local and national level and Ealing Council is doing everything it can to support residents and secure a more environmentally friendly future.”

Council leader Peter Mason and Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for decent living incomes, have written to the government asking for urgent action on the cost-of-living crisis, highlighting the stark financial pressures facing many Ealing households.

·         Find out more about Solar Together – including a video and a simple breakdown of how it works – at Ealing’s Solar Together website

·         Residents looking to save money on their bills can have a look at the Big London Energy Switch to see if they could benefit from the scheme, which uses power of collective buying in a similar way.

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