Solar Together

Solar Together Cheshire and Warrington - solar panel buying and battery storage made easy

Do you want to save on your energy bills and generate your own clean electricity? Having your own solar panels and battery storage to power your home can be a smart investment. Cheshire East Council is pleased to offer you the chance to generate your own clean electricity at a competitive price.

By installing solar panels and producing renewable electricity for your home or business, you will not only be reducing your own carbon footprint, but you will also play an important part in supporting our ambition to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2045.

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Cheshire East Council has partnered with iChoosr Ltd, who are independent experts in group-buying, to bring Solar Together to Cheshire East’s homeowners.

Solar Together Cheshire and Warrington is an innovative new scheme offering high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage. It is a group-buying scheme, which brings Cheshire East households together to get high-quality solar panels at a competitive price, helping you through the process and keeping you informed at every stage.

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 visit our planning pages.

If you already have solar panels installed

You can also register to have battery storage added to your existing solar panels to maximise the benefits of your system.

You can register today at

Here's how it works

The initial round of the scheme has finished. Details of a potential second round of the scheme will be shared here if they materialise. 

1. Registration: you can register for free without obligation at To register, you simply need to provide details about your roof, such as its size and orientation.

2. Auction: A reverse auction will be held where our pre-vetted solar installers will submit bids for the work. The more people that register, the better the deal should be for each household. The installer with the most competitive package will win the auction.

3. Personal recommendation: You will be emailed your personal recommendation based on your registration details. This includes your costs and specifications of your system.

4. You decide: the decision is then yours whether you want to accept your recommendation. There is no obligation to continue. We will let you know how long you have to accept your recommendation and update you before the scheme closes. A small refundable deposit will be required at this stage.

5. Installation: if you accept, the winning installer will contact you to survey your roof and set an installation date. All installations are planned to be completed six months after accepting.

The council is partnering with iChoosr Limited as a recommended supplier of advice and information to assist households reduce their bills and reduce carbon emissions.  Before contracting with any supplier recommended by iChoosr Limited, you should satisfy yourself that the product offered is suitable for your needs and you should take independent advice before entering any contract with a supplier.

Is the council funding this scheme?

The Carbon Action Plan 2025 outlines the council’s commitment to using its influence to reduce the borough’s carbon emissions. In line with this commitment, the council is funding the promotion of this scheme via mailing, social media and a webpage, though anticipates that it will be cost neutral as it will receive contributions via iChoosr from successful installer bids based on the number of completed installations. Any fees received above the initial costs will either be used to promote future schemes or be invested in further decarbonisation projects.

Helpdesk support

Telephone and email support are on-hand throughout the whole process, which, together with information sessions, will allow households to make an informed decision in a safe and hassle-free environment.

Find out more

For more information, visit, where you can register for the scheme and get in touch with our helpdesk.

About iChoosr

iChoosr was founded in 2008 and is privately owned by two co-founders. Before it entered the UK energy market in 2012, it focused on group-buying schemes in the Netherlands and Belgium. It now works with community leaders helping households select energy and solar power suppliers. As in the UK, its operations continue to grow across Europe, North America and Japan.

Page last reviewed: 23 April 2024