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Solar Together Kent is a group buying scheme to get solar panels for your home or small business at a competitive price.

If you already have solar panels installed you can also register to have battery storage added to your existing solar panels to maximise the benefits of your system, simply select this option when you register.

The Solar Together scheme will:

  • help you through the process, keeping you informed at every stage
  • offer you savings on the installation of solar panels for your home or small business

Medway Council is working in partnership with Kent County Council on this innovative scheme. It will offer high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to help deliver Kent and Medway's vision of carbon net-zero.

With solar panels, the average household could reduce its annual carbon emissions by 1.3 to 1.6 tonnes each year. This is equal to driving 4,500 to 5,500 miles in an average petrol car.

The scheme is also open to small businesses and community buildings for installations of less than 50 panels.

How it works

1. Free registration

Register before 6 October 2020 for free and without obligation. To register, you'll need to provide details about your roof, such as its size and orientation.

Register for free

2. Auction

A supplier ‘auction’ will be held on 6 October, when suppliers approved by Solar Together will bid for the work. The more people that register, the better the deal should be for each household.

3. Personal recommendation

From 26 October 2020 you'll be contacted with a personal recommendation, based on the specifications of your roof. This includes your costs and specification of your solar panel installation.

4. You decide

The decision is then yours about whether you want to accept your recommendation. There is no obligation to continue. You will have until 11 December 2020 to decide.

5. Installation

If you accept, the winning supplier will contact you to survey your roof and set an installation date. All installations are planned to be completed by the end of May 2021.  

Find out more

Read about planning permission and solar panels.

View and search frequently asked questions (FAQs).

More about the scheme

For detailed information about likely costs, the amount of energy you can expect to generate, and lots more go to the Solar Together Kent website.

Residents are also able to use a contact form on the website.

Or email Solar Together on kent@solartogether.co.uk to ask any questions.

Call freephone 0800 014 8721 - Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Climate change and solar energy

Climate change is happening, and at an even faster pace than initially anticipated. We must take action ourselves to steer the future of our world in a greener and more sustainable direction. The sun provides a clean and unlimited source of energy, unlike fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal.

By generating solar energy with a solar panel system, you're actively contributing to the reduction of carbon emissions and a greener future for us all.