Plans to install solar panels in 30 Chester housing trust properties could help local residents to access cheap energy rates.
The Chester and District Housing Trust (CDHT) has launched a three-year plan designed to improve energy-efficiency in the region and establish energy sources cleaner than the existing gas infrastructure.
In autumn 2008 the CDHT installed new energy-efficient boilers in many local properties as part of a £70,000 initiative and now wants to undergo a similar scheme with solar panelling.
Dave Soothill, CDHT assistant director, said: "CDHT is aware of the impact that fuel prices has on our residents and is committed to an affordable warmth strategy that will reduce fuel poverty for tenants."
The government has spent almost a year promoting energy-efficiency as the best way to tackle prices from energy suppliers and plans to secure Britain's energy future by developing nuclear and renewable infrastructure alongside each other.
French-owned company EDF will lead nuclear redevelopment in the UK.
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