Homeowners seeking to switch energy companies could be encouraged by the possibility of job creation in the green sector.
Professor Stuart Irvine from Glyndwr University in Wrexham, Wales, said that 1,000 new jobs could be created within the next two years with the expansion of the solar power industry, reports the Daily Post.
The long-term prospects are even more encouraging, with the professor stating his belief that growth of the photovoltaic (PV) industry could lead to the creation of 12,000 jobs by 2025, although he added that the real figure could be even higher.
Professor Irvine told the paper: "North Wales has a strong industrial base as far as solar energy and research into solar energy is concerned. We believe this is an area which will grow considerably during the next few years."
Wrexham is already host to the Sharpe PV module factory, which ships 2,000 units across Europe every day and has attracted more than £20 million of investment.
The government in Westminster has pledged to insulate every home in the UK as part of a wider energy efficiency plan.
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