What you can do as an individual

Solar Together - collective buying scheme for solar panels

From 9 May until the 14 June, if you own your own home and live in Wiltshire you can register to join Solar Together Wiltshire, a group-buying scheme which offers solar panels with optional battery storage and EV charge points.

It is free to register and receive a free, no obligation initial recommendation. Once you are registered, the scheme will take you through the process, starting with your personalised recommendation, followed by a full survey and installation if you decide to go ahead.

Wiltshire Council is working in partnership with Swindon Borough Council and independent experts iChoosr, to deliver the scheme and make the transition to clean energy as cost effective and hassle-free as possible.

For more information people can visit www.solartogether.co.uk/wiltshire, email wiltshire@solartogether.co.uk or call 0800 048 8113.

Find out your carbon footprint

To begin lowering your carbon footprint one of the first things you can do is to establish what your footprint is. The WWF carbon calculator is a good tool to achieve this.

Spread the word

To ensure greenhouse emissions decrease fast enough we are going to need engage within society. Talking about it encourages others to think about it and spreads the message further.

In your home

If your household income is under £30,000 a year and you live in a home with a low energy performance rating (EPC D, E,F or G) you may be eligible for home improvements of up to £10,000. This could include measures such as Solar PV, Insulation or a new Front Door.

To find out more and see if you are eligible for the scheme, visit Home (https://swindonwiltshire-lad-applications.com/). Make sure that once you have completed your application form, you create an account and submit your supporting evidence as part of the application process. 

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In your garden