Solar Together Berkshire

Buying solar panels and battery storage made easy

Reading Borough Council is working in partnership with Solar Together who are independent experts in group-buying, to bring solar photovoltaic (PV) panels to Reading’s homeowners.

Solar Together is an innovative new scheme offering high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage. It is a group-buying scheme, which brings Berkshire households together to get high-quality solar panels at a competitive price, helping you through the process and keeping you informed at every stage.

title: How does Solar Together work? Followed by numbered five stage process+. 1. Registration - Our registration is quick, free and there is no obligation. 2. Auction - Pre-vetted installers take part in the auction to bid against each other to offer the best deal. 3. Personal recommendation - After the auction you will receive a personal recommendation based on your registration details. 4. You decide - Then it's up to you to decide if you want to take up the recommendation and proceed with an installation. 5. Savings on electricity - After installation you will start saving money by generating your own electricity.
  1. Registration: you can register for free and without obligation on the Solar Together Reading webpage. To register, you simply provide details about your roof, such as its size and orientation.
  2. Auction: A reverse auction will be held where our pre-vetted solar installers will submit bids for the work. The more people that register, the better the deal should be for each household. The installer with the most competitive package will win the auction.
  3. Personal recommendation: You will be emailed your personal recommendation based on your registration details. This includes your costs and specifications of your system.
  4. You decide: the decision is then yours whether you want to accept your recommendation. There is no obligation to continue. We will let you know how long you have to accept your recommendation and update you before the scheme closes.
  5. Installation: if you accept, the winning installer will contact you to survey your roof and set an installation date.

Why join Solar Together

Registering with Solar Together means our experts will assist you at every stage of the process.

It’s easier as part of a group
As a group you can get a more competitive offer.

Clear information you can trust
We will give you clear and objective information, so you can make a well-informed decision.

Complete, high-quality installation
The offer is a complete solar panel system, including survey, installation, monitoring and warranties.

Insurance-backed warranties
We set conditions for qualified installers to ensure you receive a high quality offer with insurance-backed guarantees.

Telephone and email support are on-hand throughout the whole process, which, together with information sessions, will allow households to make an informed decision in a safe and hassle-free environment.

Additional information and Registration

For additional information on the scheme and information about likely costs please visit the Solar Together website or email Solar Together on You can also contact Solar Together by phone on 0800 092 0332.

Planning Permission

Installations will generally not need planning permission. However, planning permission may be required in some cases, such as in Conservation Areas and on Listed Buildings. For further information, visit our planning and building control pages.

Do 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.

Solar Together

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Last updated on 17/06/2024