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Solar Together Essex

Find out about the solar panel group buying scheme aiming to help make the county zero-carbon by 2050.

If you live or run a business in Essex you can register for 'Solar Together Essex', the solar panel group buying scheme.

The Essex County Council (ECC) scheme helps buyers through the process of purchasing high quality solar panels, offering lower prices than the open market and pairing up residents with trusted suppliers. Solar Together Essex helps residents to save money on both installation and future energy bills.

Join the scheme

You can register for free and without obligation on the Essex Solar Together website.

To register, simply provide details about your roof such as size and orientation.

After you've registered

ECC will add your details to the list of people who have registered. The more people that register, the better the deal should be for each household.

All the interested suppliers will then be invited to bid to give the best price for providing solar panels. Auctions take place throughout the year.

After the next auction, Solar Together Essex will contact you with:

  • a personal recommendation
  • costs
  • specification for solar panel installation

You'll then have a few weeks to decide whether you want to accept the recommendation.

You do not have to take up the offer if you don't want to.

If you do not like the offer, or the time is not right, you will be able to wait for another auction.


You can find more information on the Essex Solar Together website.

Or you can call 0800 048 8639. Lines are open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.