Swap to renewable energy with Solar Together Berkshire

Solar panels being installed on roof

Residents in Bracknell Forest can now invest in renewable energy through a group-buying scheme called Solar Together Berkshire.

The group-buying scheme offers:

  • solar panels with optional battery storage and electric vehicle charge points
  • retrofit battery storage for residents who have already invested in solar panels

Working with the council, Solar Together Berkshire can help residents afford cleaner and greener energy, while making sure they are paying the right price for a high-quality installation from pre-approved installers.

It’s free to register and there is no obligation to go ahead with an installation. We are working in partnership with independent experts iChoosr, to make the transition to clean energy as cost effective and hassle-free as possible.

How it works:

  • register online for free
  • pre-approved UK solar PV suppliers take part in a reverse auction - offering competitive pricing
  • after the auction, registered households are emailed a personal recommendation which is specific to the details they submitted in their registration
  • if the recommendation is accepted, the specifics of the installation will be confirmed with a technical survey, after which a date can be set for installation
  • phone and email helpdesks are on hand throughout the process as well as information sessions

Cllr Mary Temperton, leader of Bracknell Forest Council and executive member for council strategy and climate change, said:

“This is a great opportunity for those who have been thinking about making the switch to solar panels or improving their renewable energy source set up.

“We all need to do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint and joining this scheme gives residents the chance to make a huge difference and help contribute to the borough wide target of being carbon neutral by 2050.

“As well as being great for the environment, making the swap could save you money on your energy bills.”

Local businesses are also encouraged to sign up and check their eligibility for the scheme. 

For more information and to sign up, visit Solar Together Bracknell Forest.