Group buying scheme for solar panels launched in Liverpool City Region
As energy prices soar and the cost of living crisis worsens, the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has launched Solar Together, a group-buying scheme for solar panels and battery storage.
This innovative scheme will enable homeowners in St Helens Borough and across the City Region to buy solar panels and battery storage helping them to cut their energy costs while also reducing their carbon emissions. There is also an option to have electric vehicle charging points fitted.
Solar Together Liverpool City Region (www.solartogether.co.uk/lcr) will help the city region's homeowners feel confident that they are paying the right price for a high-quality installation from pre-approved installers. The scheme is also open to small and medium-sized enterprises and places of worship.
The project builds on four years of highly successful Solar Together programmes run across the UK. To date Solar Together has delivered over 7,000 installations and over 130,000 tonnes of avoided lifetime carbon emissions.
Liverpool City Region residents can now join the group-buying scheme which offers solar panels with optional battery storage and Electric Vehicle charging points, as well as retrofit battery storage for residents who have already invested in solar panels and are looking to get more from the renewable energy they generate as well as increase their independence from the grid.
It is free to register and there is no obligation to go ahead with an installation. The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is working in partnership with Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St Helens and Wirral councils, and independent experts iChoosr, to make the transition to clean energy as cost effective and hassle-free as possible.
Councillor David Baines, St Helens Borough Council Leader and the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority Portfolio Holder for Climate Emergency and Renewable Energy, said:
"We know that many people are interested in installing solar panels both to cut their energy bills and to do their bit for the environment but may have been put off by finding a trustworthy contractor or just because the process seemed too complicated. Solar Together aims to address those concerns and give residents a simpler way to make the leap.
"We know that we will need to halve our total energy use as a city region to hit our target of being net zero carbon by 2040 or sooner and every house and business that can produce its own energy takes it that much closer to our target."
To register visit www.solartogether.co.uk/lcr