Solar Together East Sussex

  • Registration for Solar Together opens on Monday 27 March and closes on Friday 21 April 2023.

Solar Together East Sussex is an innovative group-buying scheme, which brings Sussex households together to get high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage at a competitive price. 

The scheme is supported by local authorities across Sussex, including Lewes District and Eastbourne borough councils.  We have partnered with iChooser Ltd, who are independent experts in group-buying and help you through the process, keeping you informed at every stage.

By generating electricity from the sun, you could reduce your annual carbon emissions by approximately one tonne each year and help Lewes District and Eastbourne to become carbon neutral.

If you already have solar panels installed you can also register to have battery storage added to your existing solar panels to maximise the benefits of your system.

Registration is free and without obligation.

Register for Solar Together East Sussex

How it works

  1. Registration: you can register for free and without obligation at by 21 April 2023. To register, you simply provide details about your roof, such as its size and orientation.
  2. Auction: A reverse auction will be held where our pre-vetted solar installers will submit bids for the work. The more people that register, the better the deal should be for each household. The installer with the most competitive package will win the auction.
  3. Personal recommendation: You will be emailed your personal recommendation based on your registration details. This includes your costs and specifications of your system.
  4. You decide: the decision is then yours whether you want to accept your recommendation. There is no obligation to continue. We will let you know how long you have to accept your recommendation and update you before the scheme closes.
  5. Installation: if you accept, the winning installer will contact you to survey your roof and set an installation date. All installations are planned to be completed by the end of January 2024.

Find out more

To find out more about Solar Together Sussex, if your home could be suitable for solar panels and how to register for the scheme, visit Solar Together East Sussex

Helpdesk support 

Telephone and email support are on-hand throughout the whole process, which, together with information sessions, will help households to make an informed decision in a safe and hassle-free environment.

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 visit Planning and Building Control – Permitted Development