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Solar Together

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The Council has partnered with independent experts in group-buying, iChoosr Ltd, to bring this opportunity to Worcestershire’s homeowners.

Solar Together Worcestershire is an innovative new scheme offering high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage. It is a group-buying scheme, which brings Worcestershire households, SME businesses and community groups together to get high-quality solar panels at a competitive price, helping you through the process and keeping you informed at every stage.

Planning permission

Solar PV installations are considered a 'permitted development' and will generally not need planning permission. However, in some cases, such as in Conservation Areas and on Listed Buildings, planning permission may be require. For planning advice please your district council.

Bromsgrove District Council

Malvern Hills District Council

Redditch Borough Council

Worcester City Council

Wychavon District Council

Wyre Forest District Council

Do you already have solar panels installed?

You can also register to have battery storage added to your existing solar panels to maximise the benefits of your system.

Register today

How does it work?

  1. registration: you can register before 10 March 2023 for free and without obligation at Solar Together
    • to register, you simply provide details about your roof, such as its size and orientation
  2. auction: an ‘auction’ will be held on 21 February 2023, where our pre-vetted solar installers will submit bids for the work
    • the more people that register, the better the deal should be for each household
    • the installer with the most competitive package will win the auction
  3. personal recommendation: from 13 March 2023, you will be emailed your personal recommendation based on your registration details
    • this includes your costs and specifications of your system
  4. you decide: the decision is then yours whether you want to accept your recommendation
    • there is no obligation to continue
    • you will have up to five weeks to decide with acceptance closing date 17 April 2023, 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 within six months of accepting, however there may be some delays given the challenging supply chain issues the construction industry faces at present

Helpdesk support 

Telephone and email support are on-hand throughout the whole process, which, together with information sessions, will allow households to make an informed decision in a safe and hassle-free environment.

Find out more

For more information, visit Solar Together, where you can register for the scheme and get in touch with our helpdesk.

About iChoosr

iChoosr was founded in 2008 and is privately owned by two co-founders. Before it entered the UK energy market in 2012, it focused on group-buying schemes in the Netherlands and Belgium. It now works with community leaders helping households select energy and solar power suppliers. As in the UK, its operations continue to grow across Europe, North America and Japan.