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Solar Together: scheme to cut emissions and reduce energy bills launched

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A new scheme launched in St Albans District can help residents cut carbon emissions and save on energy bills.

St Albans City and District Council is supporting a group-buying initiative for solar panels and battery storage.

Solar Together Hertfordshire will assist homeowners to purchase high-quality panels, installed by approved fitters at a competitive price.

This innovative scheme is part of the Solar Together programme which started four years ago and now runs across the UK.

To date, Solar Together has delivered over 7,000 installations which will avoid 130,000 tonnes of carbon emissions over the panels’ lifetime.

Residents in St Albans District can now register an interest in joining the group-buying scheme from now until Tuesday 27 September here:

The offer is for solar panels with optional battery storage and EV charge points. Residents who already have solar panels may acquire retrofit battery storage to get more from the renewable energy they generate while increasing their independence from the grid.

It is free to register and there is no obligation to go ahead with an installation.

The Council is working on the scheme with other Councils from the Hertfordshire Climate Change and Sustainability Partnership as well as independent experts iChoosr.

The aim is to make the transition to clean energy as cost effective and hassle-free as possible.

 Councillor Chris White, the Council’s Leader, said:

Tackling climate change is our number one priority and the Solar Together scheme will help us achieve our target of making the District carbon neutral by 2030.

The scheme has been operating successfully in other parts of the UK for some time and we are pleased to be supporting its expansion into our District.

Solar energy is clean, green and renewable and we have been fitting many of our Council homes with solar panels for those reasons.

I would urge residents to register an interest in the scheme before the closing date. Solar panels will, of course, also help people offset the soaring rise in energy bills.


Marie-Louise Abretti, iChoosr UK Solar Manager added:

With energy prices continuing to increase, residents of St Albans District are looking for opportunities to reduce their carbon emissions, save on energy bills and increase their independence from the grid.  The Solar Together group-buying scheme offers a straightforward way to make an informed decision and to access a competitive offer from a trusted, vetted provider.

Registered households will be emailed a personal recommendation. If they choose to accept it, the specifics of their installation will be confirmed with a technical survey after which a date can be set for the installation of their solar PV system.


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Contacts for the media: John McJannet, Principal Communications Officer: 01727-819533,

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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 had focused on collective schemes in the Netherlands and Belgium where it works with community leaders helping households to select energy and solar power suppliers. As in the UK, its operations continue to grow across Europe, North America and Japan.