Considering solar panels for your home or business but don’t know where to start? Thanks to the council-backed scheme called "Solar Together", installing solar panels on your rooftop has become easier than ever.

The new edition of the scheme is now open for registration in Kent, allowing more residents to benefit from solar panels and battery storage. Find out more about how the scheme works, who is eligible and how to register.

Solar Together is a community-led scheme that aims to facilitate the transition to solar energy for households in Kent. The scheme works by bringing local residents together to secure a better price for solar panels and battery storage, making it more affordable for everyone involved.

The following regions are eligible to participate in the scheme:

  • Ashford
  • Canterbury
  • Dartford
  • Dover
  • Folkestone and Hythe
  • Gravesham
  • Maidstone
  • Medway
  • Sevenoaks
  • Swale
  • Thanet
  • Tonbridge and Malling
  • Tunbridge Wells

By joining the scheme, property owners can get a competitive price on high-quality products and installations from a vetted provider. The registration and installation process is hassle-free, making it an excellent choice for anyone who wants to switch to solar energy and save money.

The process is simple

  1. Register: Express your interest for free at
  2. Auction: Solar Together holds a reverse auction where pre-vetted installers compete to offer the best price.
  3. Personal Recommendation: Receive a tailored offer based on your home and energy needs.
  4. Decision: Decide at your convenience, with support available for any queries.
  5. Savings: Enjoy reduced energy costs with your new solar setup.

Installers are vetted and MCS accredited. All installations are backed by a 10-year insurance guarantee.

Added benefits

  • Optional battery storage for enhanced energy independence.
  • EV charge points compatible with solar panels for electric vehicles.

Impressive impact: Solar Together Kent helped install 2,975 solar panels in the region, reducing CO2 emissions and promoting sustainable homes. The initiative is expected to avoid 74,614 tonnes of carbon emissions over 25 years.

Endorsements and participant satisfaction: The scheme is backed by the Kent County Council scheme and endorsed by community leaders and local authorities across Kent. Participants like Keith Jenkins from Sheerness (who installed 10 panels and battery storage) praise the service and the tangible benefits of their solar installations. "We now have a reduced reliance on the National Grid." said Keith. They are estimated to save £385 annually on their energy bill, with an additional earning of £789 from an export tariff.

Learn more and join: Registration is open until May 31, 2024 for free, with no obligation. Visit the Solar Together website to learn more and register interest.