Over 90 per cent of Britons are considering, or have considered, installing solar panels or other forms of the technology to help tackle price rises from energy suppliers.
The Centre of Alternative Technology (Cat) surveyed 750 homes and found that the majority of homeowners are open to the idea if it will help them benefit financially.
Feed-in tariffs, which enable households to receive cash payments for supplying clean energy to the grid, are scheduled to be introduced next year, although prices have yet to be decided.
Mark Watson, who conducted the research, said: "Photovoltaics (solar energy) uptake in the UK is still very low compared to countries such as Germany [and] I was determined to investigate why. It's now clear that setting the feed-in tariff at the right level could really tip the balance of demand."
He added that the technology is easy to install on domestic homes without having an intrusive impact on a property's appearance.
The government plans to use nuclear power and renewable sources as major elements to secure Britain's energy future.
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