Householders in mid-Devon could secure cheap energy bills by taking part in a local authority scheme to install green electricity generating equipment on the roofs of half its homes.
The Mid Devon Gazette reported that consumers in the selected properties will save more than £100 a year on their electricity bills, while their homes will become more energy efficient.
Councillor Ray Stanley, cabinet member for housing, told the newspaper: "Those tenants living in houses where solar panels are fitted will save money on their electricity bills, which could be something in the region of £110 - £130 a year.
"With the recent increases in energy prices, we know that more and more of our tenants are facing fuel poverty. This is a practical step to help reduce fuel poverty in mid-Devon."
The region is not the only one to introduce solar panels to their council homes, with Anglesey's local authority also earmarking funding to go towards using its housing stock to reduce energy bills and carbon emissions.
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