Group buying scheme for solar panels and battery storage:

Update on Current Solar Together Kent Phase

The current phase of Solar Together Kent has seen the highest number of registrants ever.  More than three times the number of people expected to take part have signed up.

Due to record demand for solar installations the maximum capacity for the number of installations possible was met on 04 May 2022.

Therefore, due to this increase in demand, the decision period is now closed and accepting your personal recommendation if you had previously registered is no longer possible.

If you're interested in hearing about future schemes, contact the Solar Together team by either:

  • completing their contact form
  • calling freephone 0800 014 8721 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm).

Solar Together Kent

Solar panels are a good investment – enabling you to save on your energy bills and be less reliant on energy suppliers.  With Solar Panels the average household could reduce its annual carbon emissions by 0.74 to 0.94 tonnes each year.

Dartford Borough Council is working in partnership with Kent County Council on the second round of Solar Together Kent,  offering high quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels. This is part of Planet Dartford and Kent’s vision of reducing carbon emissions and working towards a sustainable future.

Solar Together Kent is a group buying scheme, which brings Kent households and small businesses together to get high quality solar panels at a competitive price.  

If you already have solar panels installed you can also register for battery storage added to your existing solar panels to maximise to 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.

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 our planning department.

Get in touch

If you have any questions you can call Solar Together for free on 0800 048 8259 Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm


Solar Together Kent is supported by:

  • 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.