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Solar Together

Solar Together
April 15, 2024 Waqar Qureshi

Essex County Council works together with a group-buying scheme called ‘Solar Together’ to give residents a group-purchase discount on solar panels, with the aim of promoting solar implementation within Essex. Solar Together has also worked with other councils in the past, such as Suffolk, Surrey, Kent, and Cambridgeshire County Councils. 

Solar Group Purchase Discount

The premise is that the more people that register, the cheaper the cost of the solar panels are for each person, and there is a minimum 25% saving on the standard solar panel system per household. This year is the fifth iteration of the scheme, and it remained open until 22nd March 2024. Last year, at least 6,600 residents signed up for the scheme, which was the most successful year to date

Solar panels can provide savings in the long run, however the initial outlay can be very expensive. Schemes such as these lessen the barriers to entry within this market. Solar Together Essex claims to have facilitated over 2,200 solar panel installations across the region, as of January 2024.

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Figure 1: Residential Rooftop Solar Panels. [4]


Schemes such as these aim to make small-scale solar energy more accessible and affordable to residents, as part of the UK’s goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. 

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[1] last accessed 15th April 2024.
[2] last accessed 15th April 2024.
[3] last accessed 15th April 2024.
[4] last accessed 15th April 2024.


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