Hundreds of homes in part of Nottingham are set to be fitted with solar panels to try to reduce energy bills.

Nottingham City Council is working with energy company E.ON to fit 600 homes with panels on council-owned properties in Aspley.

The 2kW solar panels will produce an estimated 4,000kWh of electricity per year. The average household consumes between 3,500 and 4,500 kWh annually.

The city council claims the scheme will also help create jobs in the area.

Councillor Graham Chapman, deputy leader of Labour-run Nottingham City Council, said: “Nottingham already provides 11% of its own energy and schemes like this will undoubtedly increase our reputation for being the Energy City.

source: bbc