Considering solar panels for your home or business but don’t know where to start? Thanks to the council-backed scheme called "Solar Together", installing solar panels on your rooftop has become easier than ever. The new edition of the scheme is now open for registration in Berkshire, allowing more residents to benefit from solar panels and battery storage. Find out more about how the scheme works, who is eligible, and how to register.

Solar Together is a community-led scheme that aims to facilitate the transition to solar energy for households in Berkshire. The scheme works by bringing local residents together to secure a better price for solar panels and battery storage, making it more affordable for everyone involved.

The following regions are eligible to participate in the scheme:

West Berkshire



Bracknell Forest

Windsor and Maidenhead

By joining the scheme, property owners can get a competitive price on high-quality products and installations from a vetted provider. The registration and installation process is hassle-free, making it an excellent choice for anyone who wants to switch to solar energy and save money.

The Process is Simple:

  1. Register: Express your interest for free at
  2. Auction: Solar Together holds a reverse auction where pre-vetted installers compete to offer the best price.
  3. Personal Recommendation: Receive a tailored offer based on your home and energy needs.
  4. Decision: Decide at your convenience, with support available for any queries.
  5. Savings: Enjoy reduced energy costs with your new solar setup.

Installers are vetted and MCS accredited. All installations are backed by a 10-year insurance guarantee.

Added Benefits:

  • Optional battery storage for enhanced energy independence.
  • Optional EV charge points compatible with solar panels for electric vehicles.

Impressive Impact:

Solar Together Berkshire helped install 10,734 solar panels in the region, reducing CO2 emissions and promoting sustainable homes. The initiative is expected to avoid 20,721 tonnes of carbon emissions over 25 years.

Endorsements and Participant Satisfaction:

The initiative is a partnership with West Berkshire Council, Reading Borough Council, Wokingham Borough Council, Bracknell Forest Borough Council and the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. It is also supported by community leaders and local authorities across Berkshire. Participants like John Robins from Wokingham (who installed 8 panels and battery storage) praise the service and the tangible benefits of their solar installations. "The auction system is highly effective and secured what I believe to be an excellent value-for-money fully installed cost with no hidden elements. The installation was painless and professional," said John.

The Robins family's solar-powered home in Wokingham features 8 panels and a battery storage system installed through Solar Together. The Robins family's solar-powered home in Wokingham features 8 panels and a battery storage system installed through Solar Together. (Image: Solar Together)

Learn More and Join:

Registration is now open for free and without obligation until 9 August 2024. Visit the Solar Together website to learn more and register interest.