Residents invest £2.6 million in switch to solar energy

It's been revealed that the Solar Together Hertfordshire programme has so far led to residents in Dacorum investing £2.6 million in solar energy.

Solar Together Hertfordshire is a group-buying solar panel and battery storage scheme, which launched in October 2022. Both Hemel Garden Communities and ourselves have been working alongside independent experts iChoosr to deliver the programme.

The second registration period closed in October 2023. It saw more than 5,500 registrations across Hertfordshire with 829 coming from Dacorum residents.

Thanks to their investment in solar energy, Dacorum residents are expected to reduce their carbon emissions by 3,658 tonnes over 25 years, as well as saving money on their energy bills.

The feedback has been positive from residents who took part in the scheme, with one saying: “This was a completely new area for me. The proposal was clear and comprehensive. The follow-up call was helpful and professional and the installation process was easy. I even got follow-up calls after installation.”

While another resident said: “It was all completed with a minimum of fuss and mess. And I am very impressed with the results and the energy I'm now generating. Particularly as it's environmentally friendly."

Councillor Adrian England, our Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Climate Change, said: “Solar Together is part of our mission to literally generate a better future. We're offering residents a vetted, trusted way to cut their energy bills, while also tackling climate change - an investment that really makes a difference. It’s fantastic to see residents in Dacorum leading this and investing in solar energy; we are pleased with how Solar Together Hertfordshire has progressed.”

Although the scheme is currently not active, you can register your interest at and you will be notified when it reopens.