Solar PV Residential Collective Buying Scheme

West Yorkshire Combined Authority will utilise a collective buying scheme to enable £5 million of leveraged private sector investment, providing residents across West Yorkshire with a reduction in the cost of Solar PV & Battery Storage installations, resulting in reduced carbon emissions, energy use and fuel bills.

Programme overview

The Residential Collective Buying Scheme is aimed at able to pay residents across West Yorkshire and has an objective of making solar PV arrays and battery storage more affordable for participating households. Affordability will be delivered through economies of scale achieved through collective buying. This means that the costs of solar installations are not fully funded. However, the residents will be able to access the solar equipment at a reduced cost of approximately 30% compared to the market price. The project aims to install panels on an estimated 811 privately owned homes equating to around 3.2 MW of solar power, CO2 savings of 762,000kg per annum and estimated total bill savings of £506,400 per annum.

The contract is projected to be awarded in February 2024.

Project Lead West Yorkshire Combined Authority - Economic Implementation
District/ Area Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leeds & Wakefield
Business Case Summary N/A

Combined Authority - £58,000

Private Sector Investment - £5,000,000

Project Status Delivery to commence in June 2024
Start and end dates June 2024 - March 2025
Delivery partners Solar Together (iChoosr)
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Last updated in March 2024.