Brighter Future for Social Housing

July 21, 2003 []The installation of the first solar PV panels on the Priors Estates in Kings Cross marks a growing trend sweeping through Housing Associations across the UK. The largest solar installation of its kind has being commissioned by Peabody Trust, one of the largest social housing providers in London. But they are not unique in their approach to sustainable living, others following suit include Perthshire Housing Association, Nene Housing Society, South Oxford Housing Association and London Borough of Lambeth. From Priors Estate in London to Pitlochry in Perthshire, tenants living in solar homes all benefit from significantly reduced electricity bills and the empowerment of making a personal contribution to the battle against climate change and to building sustainable communities, said SolarCentury, a UK renewable energy systems installer. With funding from the DTI’s £20 million (US$32 million) solar PV major demonstration program this project adds to the hundreds of solar power houses that the Government has already sponsored.


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