Community group-buying scheme for home solar panels

Greater Manchester residents are coming together as a community to create a group-buying scheme for solar panels on their homes.

Following three highly successful schemes run across the country last year which lead to over 1650 installations and an impressive 35,000 tonnes of avoided lifetime carbon emissions, the Solar Together Greater Manchester scheme helps homeowners feel assured that they are paying the right price for a high quality installation from a vetted installer which will boost local renewable energy generation.

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has partnered with the districts of Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan and the group-buying specialist, iChoosr Ltd, to bring this opportunity to homeowners across the city-region. This is in hope of becoming the UK’s leading green city region.

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said: “Climate change is the biggest challenge we all face in the world today. In Greater Manchester we have declared a climate emergency and know that urgent action is needed to put ourselves on a path to carbon neutrality by 2038. Green sources of energy are just one of the ways we can play our part for the planet and I hope as many people as possible get involved in Solar Together Greater Manchester.”