Solar Together Kent

Over a quarter of the carbon emissions from Kent and Medway come from the energy used in our homes. We must act now to make our homes more sustainable. Renewable technology, such as solar panels, is especially important to protect households from fluctuating energy prices, especially those with high electricity consumption, for example from charging electric vehicles.

Group buying scheme for solar panels and battery storage

Solar Together Kent is a solar panel and battery storage group-purchase scheme. It enables householders and small businesses to install solar panels on their homes and businesses at a competitive price.

Solar panels can help you save money on energy bills, as well as reduce your carbon footprint. You can also choose to install battery storage, so electricity generated by the solar panels can be used in your home or via a personal electric vehicle charging point.

Any homeowner, landlord or small business in Kent can register. Applications are limited to 50 solar panels per property.

If you already have solar panels installed you can apply for battery storage to maximise the benefits of your existing solar panel installation.

How Solar Together works

  1. Registration is quick, free and there is no obligation.
  2. Auction of pre-vetted installers bidding against each other to offer the best deal.
  3. Personal recommendation based on your registration details.
  4. You decide if you want to take up the recommendation and proceed with an installation.
  5. Savings on electricity, after installation, by generating your own renewable electricity.

Registrations for Solar Together Kent 2024 are now open. Register for free and without obligation below.

Register for Solar Together

Planning permission

Solar PV installations are considered a 'permitted development' and will generally not need planning permission. However, in some cases, such as in conservation areas and on listed buildings, planning permission may be required. For planning advice, please contact your local planning department:


If you apply and accept your recommendation, the supplier will contact you to survey your roof and set an installation date.

Solar roof panel

Solar roof panel

Get in touch

If you have any questions about new or existing installations you can call Solar Together for free on 0800 014 8851, Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, or contact the Solar Together Kent helpdesk.


We are promoting the third phase of Solar Together in Kent to help our residents access competitively priced, high quality solar installations from vetted suppliers. We partner with iChoosr, independent experts in group buying who ensure the smooth running of the Solar Together schemes in the UK.

We are working alongside all 12 district councils and Medway Council to help us meet our carbon reduction targets across the county:

  • Ashford Borough Council
  • Canterbury City Council
  • Dartford Borough Council
  • Dover District Council
  • Folkestone and Hythe District Council
  • Gravesham Borough Council
  • Maidstone Borough Council
  • Medway Council
  • Sevenoaks District Council
  • Swale District Council
  • Thanet District Council
  • Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council
  • Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.

Quality and customer service

iChoosr perform a number of checks to assess installers’ experience, quality and capacity before they can apply to the scheme to ensure a high level of service to our residents. Product and workmanship standards are also set to guarantee the quality of installation and auditing is carried out by a third party to ensure work has been delivered to expected standards.

Throughout the scheme the councils and iChoosr will monitor progress and customer satisfaction closely. As of September 2023, 2,500 installations have been completed in Kent.

Find out more

If you have more questions about solar panels, such as their maintenance or how you can sell surplus electricity to the grid, visit the Energy Saving Trust website.

For more detail about the registration process, visit the UK Solar Together website.