Central Bedfordshire Council news and press releases

Are you a solar panel installer?

Monday, 28 March 2022

We're looking for installers interested in delivering high-quality residential installations in ours and neighbouring areas.

Solar panel installer

We're joining other local authorities across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Leicestershire, and Wiltshire to work with independent experts iChoosr to deliver the Solar Together group-buying scheme for our residents over 2022.

The scheme is open to microgeneration certificate scheme (MCS) accredited installers with the capacity to deliver a minimum of 200 installations in a 6-month period.

The Solar Together scheme offers installers unique access to a large volume of highly engaged customers for both solar installations and retrofit storage by creating volume efficiencies for installers, which can be passed on to our residents in the form of competitive pricing, whilst still allowing the installer to realise a sound profit.

If you are an MCS-accredited installer with sufficient capacity to deliver in a domestic scheme of this scale, you have until 1 April to register your interest online.

Register your interest

Homeowners will be able to register an interest in the scheme in May.

Councillor Steven Dixon, our Executive Member for Sustainability and Transformation, said:

We are committed to help residents and businesses make more sustainable choices, as part of our objectives outlined in our Sustainability Plan.

The Solar Together scheme will help local businesses to grow in strength and create more green jobs.

The scheme will also assist residents to generate and store green energy that will help them to reduce their carbon emissions and save money against the increase in energy bill prices we are all currently facing.

Proven concept

iChoosr has delivered more than 20 Solar Together schemes across the UK to date which have resulted in more than 8,000 domestic solar and storage installations.

iChoosr’s collective schemes have been embraced by local authorities in the UK, The Netherlands and Belgium. A total of over 74 schemes led to the deployment of 118,000 systems – a total of 260 megawatts of power.