Householders in Devon could benefit from cheap electricity deals after a local council agreed to look into the possibility of investing in cheap energy generating equipment for its housing stock.
The Mid Devon Gazette reported that the district council is considering putting solar panels on the roofs of more than 1,500 local authority-owned homes, which could provide residents with a supply of inexpensive green electricity.
Councillor John Downes told the newspaper: "The council had been looking at putting solar PV panels on its own buildings such as Phoenix House and the leisure centres, but the logical next step was to consider putting panels on council houses, because the council owns a significant amount of housing in the district."
He said it would be a "win-win" situation for tenants and the council alike.
Meanwhile, two of the major energy suppliers have this week implemented prices rises of nearly 20 per cent for gas and 11 per cent for electricity.
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