What is Solar Together?
The Solar Together group-buying scheme is open to all Camden residents who own their own house (or have permission from the landlord to install a solar PV system). Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and some Commonhold Associations are also eligible for the scheme.
How does it work?
- Sign up for free - Sign up for free without obligation for the solar group-buying scheme. Registrations are now open until 21 October.
- Auction - An auction will take place on 22 October. It is a reverse auction, meaning the lowest bid wins. Only approved, highly qualify contractors, will be invited to bid.
- Personal recommendation - After the auction you will receive a personal offer for your installation. Your recommendations pack will be sent from 11 November.
- You decide - Then it's up to you to decide if you want to take up the offer. If you accept, the installer will install solar panels on your roof. You will have until 13 December to decide.
- Installation - If you accept the offer, 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 March 2020.
For more information about the scheme, visit the Solar Together London website where you can register for the scheme and leave questions in the contact form. A Freephone helpline is available (0800 060 85 09) to answer any further questions.
Funding from the Camden Climate Fund
The Camden Climate Fund can provide up to 50% of costs to support the installation of solar PV in our homes, businesses and community spaces.
You can apply for the fund once you have accepted your offer and your roof survey has been completed – confirming your roof is suitable for solar PV and confirming the final cost and configuration of your panels.
More information, including specific terms & conditions and how to apply to the fund are available on the Camden Climate Fund webpages. Funding is determined on a first-come first-served basis, and is subject to eligibility and availability.
You can perform certain types of work to your property without needing to apply for planning permission. These are your "permitted development rights", which are subject to certain conditions. Permitted development rights also apply in most Conservation Areas.
Camden’s Solar Together – Household Planning Guidance document provides all the information required to determine whether you need to apply for planning permission.
Camden’s Planning Portal – Household Pro Forma will also ensure you submit all the information you require if you wish to apply for a Lawful Development Certificate or require Planning Permission or Listed Building Consent.
Camden Council will be running an information event on Wednesday 04 December 2019 from 6pm to 8pm at the Greenwood Centre, 37 Greenwood Place, NW5 1LB.
This event will give you the opportunity to:
- Discuss any details of your personal recommendation;
- Meet the installer who will be completing the installation;
- Discuss the Camden Climate Fund and the application process; and
- Raise any queries you have with regards to Camden’s planning guidance.
To register for the event, please follow the link sent to you following receipt of your personal recommendation.
If you cannot attend this event, there will be a drop in session at Camden’s Think & Do Space on Wednesday 05 December 2019 from 1pm to 3pm.
Please note that this will only be attended by Council offers and not the chosen supplier or wider Solar Together London team.