What you can do as an individual

Solar Together - collective buying scheme for solar panels

The Solar Together scheme is no longer open for new registrations, although you can still register your interest online for any future schemes that may run.

The Solar Together scheme was set up to ease the process of researching and installing solar panels, with an economy of scale from residents coming together to purchase at the same time. However, you can still look for a quote independently.

To take steps to improve your energy efficiency, install solar panels or other renewable energy, a good place to start is Simple Energy Advice, which is government endorsed. It includes a section on finding an installer, and the importance of them being MCS accredited. 

Centre for Sustainable Energy and the Energy Saving Trust are also independent sources of information on renewables and energy efficiency.

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