Solar roofs multiplying

20/07/2010 at 11:39 am | Posted in Solar power | Leave a comment

The government is saying that around 100,000 homes and organisations have installed technologies such as solar or wind for producing their own green electricity. Since April 2010 hoseholders have been guaranteed cash payments through the ‘feed-in tariff’, as well as payment for exporting it to the grid.

I was pleased to visit Jenny and Ian in Balsall Heath, recently, who have been inspired by talking to ‘resident experts’ and visiting an open day in November at the Zero Carbon House, to put in their own solar electric panels . Like them, many people may have put them on the back of the house, so they are not visible from the street.

A part of our electricity supply in the neighbourhood is now coming from the sun, thanks to our ‘solar pioneers’. Hopefully, the cost of the technology will come down further and it be made affordable for more of us. For a free Information sheet on ‘Using Solar Power at Home’ ask BHIOP@jericho.org.uk

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