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Solar Together Cheshire & Warrington, a pioneering initiative aimed at supporting local residents in the installation of solar panels, has recently been awarded the Green Expo Award for Innovation in Energy. 


This prestigious recognition underscores Solar Together Cheshire & Warrington's significant contributions to promoting sustainable energy solutions.

The first Solar Together scheme in Cheshire and Warrington saw an overwhelming response, with more than 6,000 registrations and over 1,000 registrations from local residents in Warrington alone.

The partnership between Warrington, Cheshire East and Cheshire West & Chester Councils meant that residents could access solar panels and optional added battery storage through group-buying. 

This helps to make the transition to a renewable solar energy source easier and more affordable than it might otherwise be for residents and businesses. 

This partnership represents a shared commitment to both environmental responsibility and community empowerment, demonstrating the power of collaboration in driving positive change.

Cllr Janet Henshaw, Deputy Leader and cabinet member for sustainability and climate change, said: “It is really encouraging to how well-received this green energy scheme has been in Warrington. More than 1,000 registering their interest in this single scheme shows that there is huge appetite across our communities in making more environmentally-friendly decisions.

“I am therefore delighted that the scheme has won a much-deserved Green Expo award, that recognises the hard work of the team who have led this project, promoting sustainable energy solutions across Cheshire and Warrington.”

George Frost, spokesperson from Solar Together, commented: “We are delighted to see the Borough Councils of Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Warrington recognised for the impact they are having on carbon reduction by encouraging households to invest in solar PV on their roofs.”

“Many people know they want solar but don’t know where to start. The Borough Councils have helped create a safe environment where people feel comfortable to make the decision to install panels when they might otherwise not do so.”

For more information visit Solar Together.

16 January 2024