Southam to become first solar-powered town in Britain, with free electricity for residents.

May 9, 2015

"Southam, a rather ordinary town in Warwickshire, is aiming to become the first predominantly solar-powered town in Britain, as EOS Energy deploy their recently secured 20 million pound funding to provide photovoltaic installations on the town's domestic roof spaces." "The array's will be provided without charge, enabling residents to enjoy free electricity, thanks to the government's Feed-in-Tariff scheme." [FML: how is it free?] [LC: for an explanation of the Feed-in-Tariff scheme, see the UK government's website: https://www.gov.uk/feed-in-tariffs/overview]

 

Source: Howarth, Lorna. "The Sky's the Limit: Plans for the First Solar-Powered Town." Resurgence. Nov./Dec. 2011. 5. (No link available) [verified 4/17/14]

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