People living in Haringey are to be offered cheap solar panels to help them cut their carbon emissions.

The council has signed up to the Mayor of London’s Solar Together scheme, which enables residents and small businesses to register for the opportunity to buy high-quality panels.

Nearly 4,000 households registered their interest with the first phase of the scheme, with more than 1,100 accepting a personalised offer for more affordable solar panels

The first installations have now started.

Solar Together London is part of the Mayor of London’s Energy for Londoners programme, which aims to help cut air pollution and carbon dioxide emissions by boosting the supply of cleaner, locally produced renewable energy.

People can sign up for the next round of the scheme by registering via the council’s website by August 22.

From September 10, registered households will receive a personalised offer from the winning supplier.

If they decide to take up the offer, their panels will be installed between October 2018 and March 2019.

Haringey Council cabinet member for environment Cllr Kirsten Hearn said: “Haringey Council is committed to providing our residents with innovative and alternative solutions to reduce their carbon footprint.

“We are delighted to work with the Mayor of London to deliver a scheme that will both save our residents money and reduce their energy consumption.”