The scheme is now closed for 2023 applications.

Solar Together Hampshire

Buying solar panels and battery storage made easy

Solar Together Hampshire is a scheme offering high-quality solar panels and battery storage. It is a group-buying scheme that brings Hampshire homeowners together to get solar panels at a competitive price. Hampshire County Council is working with independent and trusted experts, iChoosr Ltd, to help make the switch to clean energy as cost-effective and easy as possible.

There are many benefits to solar panel installation, as it enables you to generate your own electricity. This means lower energy bills and a smaller carbon footprint.

How does it work? 

  1. Registration: Register before 27 October 2023 for free and without obligation. The form will ask some questions about your house, roof, and electricity usage. If you already have solar panels, you can register your interest in battery storage to maximise the benefits of your system. Simply select this option when registering.

  2. Auction: iChoosr will conduct a supplier ‘auction’. Trustworthy, pre-vetted, and approved solar suppliers will bid for the work. The supplier with the lowest price wins, and this is often a local supplier. The more people that register, the better the deal should be for each household!

  3. Personal recommendation: From Monday 9 October the winning supplier will contact you. They will provide a personalised recommendation based on your roof's specifications. Your recommendation will include the costs and specifications of your solar panel installation.

  4. You decide: The decision is then yours on whether you want to accept your recommendation. There is no obligation to continue. Offers will need to be accepted by 15 December.

  5. Installation: If you accept, the winning supplier will contact you to survey your roof and arrange an installation date.

For more information about iChoosr, please see here.

Benefits of solar panels

Solar panels save you money on electricity bills

Saving money on your electricity bills has never been more important. When you use home-generated solar power, you're not using energy from the grid you would have to pay for. In most cases, this soon adds up to significant savings. You can install a battery to store the energy generated by your solar panels during the day and use it at night. This will maximise your savings.

Solar panels can increase the value of your home

In the same way that adding an extension makes your property worth more, solar panels can also add value. According to research by Solar Energy UK:

“Analysis of more than five million property sales shows that installing PV on a typical home could increase its value by £1,891–£2,722. Solar property commands a price premium of 0.9%–2%. This means that the sale price of a home can be increased by half the cost of installing a solar panel system itself.”

Use green energy to charge your electric car

The Solar Together scheme offers optional add-ons. These include insurance-backed guarantees for customer protection and electric vehicle charge point installation. So, you can use your own green renewable energy to charge your car.

Read more from Solar Together to help you decide whether solar panels are right for you.

Want to find out more?

Visit the Solar Together Hampshire website today to to register for the scheme. The website also has answers to frequently asked questions, and an online form so you can ask your own.

The Solar Together freephone helpline is also available if you have any further questions (0800 098 8415).

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