Thinking of installing solar panels?
Have you been thinking of installing PV panels or battery storage? If so, the Solar Together Scheme is certainly worth a look.
It’s a group buying scheme which puts together expressions of interest from hundreds of people and selects an installer through an auction process to find the best bidder. It’s backed by West Sussex County Council, and Horsham District Council. Here’s a leaflet describing the scheme in more detail, and here’s a link to the FAQ section on their website.
Several homeowners in Steyning took advantage of the last round and now have PV panels on their roofs. To give you a feel for the costs involved, one quote was for 8 panels with a total output of 2.6kW. The cost quoted was £3400.
The second round of applications closed in September 2021, with other 7000 applications across West Sussex. A third round closed in May 2023 with 10,000 applications logged. To register interest in the next round, here’s the link.
The procedure is that you fill out an initial questionnaire about your property and confirm your details. These are then pooled with other expressions of interest for the auction they hold on 30th of June. The winning bidder will then get back to you within 10 days to discuss your details and arrange a more detailed survey.