More than 1,800 households across the borough have registered for Solar Together London, a council-backed scheme that can save you money and help the environment. Why not join them?
Solar Together London is a scheme approved by Ealing Council, working in partnership with the Mayor of London. The idea is that, by grouping together, residents and small-medium sized businesses can secure very competitive prices to have solar panels fitted.
The idea is that by forces with others in a group-buying auction for solar panels that could cut your energy costs – and even earn you money. They can then benefit from generating their own cleaner – and cheaper – electricity. It is the same principle that has been used by groups of residents to get cheaper gas and electricity deals.
Registration is free and there is no obligation to buy. Once the auction is held you will be provided with a personalised offer from approved solar panel suppliers. You can then decide whether or not to invest.
If you choose to accept the offer you should have the high-quality solar photovoltaic panels installed before the end of the year. You will also, at that stage, have an opportunity to register for a ‘feed-in-tariff’ that could earn you money by feeding some of the solar energy you generate back into the national grid.
Register: Residents can register from now until the 22 August.
Auction: Suppliers will compete in an auction on 22 August to offer their best deal to residents. The more people that register, the better the deal should be for each household.
Personalised offer: from 10 September you will be contacted with a personalised offer, based on the specifications of your roof. This includes your costs and return on the investment of a solar panel installation.
You decide: the decision is then yours as to whether you want to accept your offer. There is no obligation to continue. You will have until 19 October to decide and will be invited to visit an information session.
To register and learn more detail about the process, visit the Solar Together Ealing website or contact the freephone UK helpline on 0800 06 08 509.