Householders in Stoke-on-Trent could be given the opportunity to generate their own cheap energy through a solar panel scheme run by the city council and E.ON.
Domestic energy users living in council homes could be eligible for the project, which will see the energy supplier paying for the installation of panels and the council receiving an income for renting out the roof space.
It could save families £100 a year on their electricity bills.
Councillor Janine Bridges, cabinet member for city services, commented: "In the long term we can't rely solely on power stations to provide energy.
"We need local, sustainable solutions. Our solar panel initiative is a good example of being more fuel conscious in Stoke-on-Trent."
Meanwhile, solar photovoltaic panels have also been fitted to the roof of the council's Civic Centre, which have generated enough green electricity in one month to power an average home for a whole year.
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