Wiltshire Council and Swindon Borough Council have teamed up for a new renewable energy scheme to encourage residents to invest in solar panels and battery storage for their homes. 

The Solar Together Wiltshire Scheme, also in partnership with iChoosr, aims to make the transition to clean energy as cost effective and hassle-free as possible, by offering homeowners more competitive pricing than they might get if entering the market alone.

All Wiltshire and Swindon residents who own their own house, or have permission from the landlord to install solar panels, have from 09 May until 14 June 2022 to register for the scheme.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (non-domestic) and Commonhold Associations meeting this requirement can participate as well. 

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

The initiative offers solar panels with optional battery storage and EV charge points, as well as offering battery storage for residents who have already invested in solar panels and are looking to get more from the renewable energy they generate and increase their independence from the grid.

There is also the option to select whether you’d like to discuss options to divert solar energy to power the immersion heater in your hot water tank if you have one.

Cllr Richard Clewer, Wiltshire Council Leader and Cabinet Member for Climate Change, said: “Solar Together Wiltshire is a great opportunity for anyone who has been looking into adopting solar technology at home, and it will provide no-obligation, affordable options for people to consider."

Swindon Borough Council’s cabinet member for climate change, finance and commercialisation, Keith Williams, said: “With rising energy prices and renewable energy being a key solution to help tackle climate change, I’d encourage residents to consider the Solar Together scheme and whether solar panels could be right for them."

This scheme builds on four years of highly successful Solar Together programmes, run across the UK. To date Solar Together has delivered more than 7,000 installations and more than 130,000 tonnes of avoided lifetime carbon emissions.

For more information, people living in Wiltshire can visit www.solartogether.co.uk/wiltshire while those living in Swindon should visit www.solartogether.co.uk/swindon.

Residents from across Swindon and Wiltshire who wish to contact iChoosr should email wiltshire@solartogether.co.uk or call 0800 048 8113.