SOLAR Together Cheshire & Warrington, a pioneering initiative aimed at supporting UK residential customers in the installation of solar panels, has recently been awarded the Green Expo Award for Innovation in Energy.
This prestigious recognition underscores Solar Together Cheshire & Warrington’s significant contributions to promoting sustainable energy solutions.
Thanks to a pioneering partnership with Cheshire East Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, and Warrington Borough Councils, households in Cheshire and Warrington can now easily access solar panels and optional added battery storage through group buying. This helps to make the transition to a renewable solar energy source easier and more affordable than it might otherwise be. This partnership represents a shared commitment to environmental responsibility and community empowerment, demonstrating the power of collaboration in driving positive change.
George Frost, spokesperson from Solar Together, commented: “We are delighted to see the Borough Councils of Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Warrington recognised for the impact they are having on carbon reduction by encouraging households to invest in solar PV on their roofs.”
“Many people know they want solar but don’t know where to start. The Borough Councils have helped create a safe environment where people feel comfortable to make the decision to install panels when they might otherwise not do so.”
The first Solar Together scheme in Cheshire and Warrington saw an overwhelming response, with over 6,000 registrations from local residents eager to install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in their homes. This enthusiastic participation underscores the community’s growing interest in renewable energy and sustainable living practices.
Cllr Janet Henshaw, cabinet member for sustainability and climate change at Warrington Borough Council said: “In Warrington, we have had over 1,000 people sign up for the Solar Together Cheshire & Warrington scheme, and it is really encouraging to see a huge appetite for this green energy scheme. I am therefore delighted that the scheme has won a much-deserved Green Expo award for the hard work in promoting sustainable energy solutions across Cheshire and Warrington.”
This award is not only a testament to Solar Together Cheshire & Warrington’s innovation and dedication but also reflects the broader community’s support and enthusiasm for green energy initiatives. As a pioneer in innovative energy solutions, Solar Together remains steadfast in its mission to make solar installations more accessible for all.
Solar Together Cheshire and Warrington is a comparable initiative to other Solar Together schemes run in collaboration with 23 county councils, combined authorities, or groups of unitary areas across England. Together, it has delivered nearly 28,000 solar panel installations to date.
For more information about Solar Together and its initiatives, please visit https://solartogether.co.uk