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Sun is shining for Solar Together – record number of registrations received

Monday, 25 July 2022

Over 5,225 registrations have been submitted for the first Bedfordshire-wide Solar Together group buying scheme, 70% more than forecasted. Original forecast expected just over 3,000 registrations.

Alongside Bedford Borough Council and Luton Borough Council, we're working in partnership with independent experts, iChoosr, to offer residents and small businesses the opportunity to access solar panels and battery storage solutions at competitive prices.

The registration period has now closed, and details are being prepared for personalised recommendations, from iChoosr, to be sent before the end of July. Subject to the number of acceptations received, a maximum capacity for installers may be reached. In the event of this happening, iChoosr will contact every registrant to inform them about acceptance if nearing maximum capacity.

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

With energy prices set to increase again this autumn, we know more and more homeowners and small businesses across Central Bedfordshire are looking to generate their own clean green energy.

Solar Together is a great opportunity for people to install solar panels and battery storage at a competitive price

The decision to accept a recommendation is for homeowners and small businesses. There is no obligation to continue with the scheme.