Home energy efficiency, sustainable living and grants

Support and guidance on home energy efficiency including Solar Together Hertfordshire

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Solar Together - buying solar panels and battery storage made easy

Applications for 2023 are now open! Register here: https://solartogether.co.uk/three-rivers/home

Three Rivers District Council has committed to reaching net-zero carbon by 2030 for council operations, and by 2045 for the district. To achieve this, we need the help and support of Three Rivers residents. Installing solar panels can reduce your carbon footprint by generating your own renewable energy.

Districts across Hertfordshire have partnered with independent experts in group-buying, iChoosr Ltd, to bring this opportunity to local homeowners.

Solar Together Hertfordshire is an innovative new scheme offering high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage. It is a group-buying scheme, which brings households in Hertfordshire 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 Renewable energy developments.

Do 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 solartogether.co.uk/Hertfordshire

Further support

If you are on a lower income there may be funding schemes available to fully cover the cost of installing energy efficiency measures, such as solar PV panels, to your home. If you are interested in funding schemes for energy efficiency measures, please contact the Home Energy Support Service and enquire about grant funding for energy efficiency improvements:

Call: 0800 107 0044

Email: bhbh@nef.org.uk

Online form: https://www.bhbh.org.uk/make-a-referral/

You can also visit the grants page of our website to explore the funding available for home energy efficiency upgrades, locally.