Energy comparison customers in south Yorkshire could soon have their homes powered by solar energy.
South Yorkshire Housing Association's project means more than 500 homes could be run by cheap electricity from solar panels by 2012, with each household's solar system set to meet 30 per cent of tenants' energy consumption.
Craig Jackson of the association's LiveGreen team commented: "Solar power is a fantastic way to upgrade our existing building stock, as we're effectively being paid to do it with the feed-in tariff and it's helping to significantly reduce energy costs for our tenants.
"I urge housing associations to look at the long term investment prospects of this clean technology, the reasons go beyond the environmental and social - they're now economic," he pointed out, adding that the technology is "very versatile".
Meanwhile, a report from Greenbang has found that solar installations increased last year to more than double the 2009 level because of the advantageous tariff rate.
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