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Four additional ‘Solar Together’ schemes have offered consumers average savings of 20% after more than 10,000 homes signed up.

Following on from the successful first Solar Together London tender, held earlier this year, a second, expanded reverse auction in London as well as fresh schemes in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk were ran in late August.

After more than 10,000 homes registered an interest in the schemes, pre-accredited installers bid into the reverse auction and ultimately delivered average savings of 20%.

For the Solar Together London scheme, installs are to be offered at prices between 6% and 25% below indicated market average while for Solar Together Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, which were grouped together, prices are to be between 18% and 22% below market average.

Ecolution Group has been named as the winner of the Solar Together London scheme while Southport-based EEC Limited has been selected to lead installs in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

Ruud Frijstein, UK sales manager at the scheme’s coordinator iChoosr, said the projects signalled “the way forward” for councils to encourage solar uptake amongst their residents.

Households to have registered an interest in the scheme will now receive a personalised installation offer by the winning companies, and iChoosr expects the recent auctions to deliver around 5MW of rooftop solar PV.