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Solar Together London

Organisation: 
RBKC

Two days until Solar Together registrations close. Get your free, no-obligation quote at https://solartogetherlondon.ichoosr.com/Product/index.rails?utm_medium=web&location=kensington_and_chelsea 

Having your own solar panels can be a smart investment; not only can you save on your energy bill, but you could earn money from the electricity you generate and power your home with clean energy. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is working in partnership with the Mayor of London on an innovative new scheme offering high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to help deliver the Mayor’s vision of a zero-carbon city. Part of the Mayor’s Energy for Londoners programme, Solar Together London is a group buying scheme for solar panels. It brings together households and local government to get high quality solar panels at a highly competitive price. 

How does it work?

  1. Registration: You can register for free before 22 August 2018. You need to tell us details of your roof, like its size and position. The more people that register, the better the deal for each household. Registration does not commit you to anything.
  2. Auction: On 22 August 2018 an auction will be held where pre-vetted installers submit their lowest prices. 
  3. Your personalised offer: From 10 September 2018 you will be contacted with a personalised offer, based on the specifications of your roof. It includes your costs and return on the investment of a solar panel installation.
  4. You decide: The decision is then yours as to whether you want to accept your offer. There is no obligation
 to continue. You will have until 19 October 2018 to decide and will be invited to visit a local information session.
  5. Installation: If you accept the offer, the winning supplier will contact you to schedule a survey of your roof and set an installation date. All installations will be completed by the end of March 2019.

Important dates

  • Registration opens: 23 June 2018
  • Auction takes place: 22 August 2018
  • Personalised offers sent out: 10 September 2018
  • Acceptance ends: 19 October 2018
  • Installations take place: October 2018 to end March 2019

Planning requirements
Conservation areas
Did you know that living in a conservation area doesn’t mean missing out on getting solar panels as they are known as a ‘permitted development’? This means, as long as certain conditions are met you usually don’t need planning permission. For more information, please check the frequently asked questions and answers on the Planning Portal website. However, it is recommended to check with the Council’s Planning Department first before installation.
Listed buildings
Listed buildings will generally not be suitable for the installation of solar panels. Listed Building Consent and/or planning permission would be required in any case. Any proposal should be discussed with the Council’s Planning Department. 

You can check if your property is a listed building or in a conservation area. For further planning advice please call the Council's Planning Line on 020 7361 3012.
For more information please visit:  https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/greenerborough/solar-together-london