Solar Together Kent

A new phase of Solar Together will open at the end of August. Register your interest now.

Over a quarter of the carbon emissions from Kent and Medway come from the energy used in our homes. We need to act now to make our homes more sustainable by encouraging renewable technology like solar panels, particularly when energy prices are increasing and more people are investing in 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 to help you use more of your generated electricity and an 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.

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 8721, 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. The previous scheme run in 2022 has seen over 1,300 homes install solar panels and the customer satisfaction ratings are very high.