A new £40 million solar panel project in the West country looks set to increase the proportion of cheap energy generated in the region and across the UK.
The network of ten solar panel stations will be located at sites across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly and will treble the amount of cheap energy generated by the sun across the country.
The first solar station will be built on a 15-acre site between St Kew and St Mabyn in north Cornwall and will start generating power from April 2011 subject to planning permission.
Benbole Energy Farm (BEF), the company behind the scheme, is working with the Renewable Energy Cooperative to install the 2MW photovoltaic farm.
Jon Vidler, project coordinator for BEF, told the Cornishman: "Cornwall's optimum environment makes it the default choice to be the national hub for the technology that is set to bring the UK's energy mix into the 21st century."
Wind industry professional body RenewableUK recently highlighted wind energy as a practical and effective source of cheap energy.
If you want to find out more about your energy options and how you could save up to £378 in minutes, click here.