16 Sep '11, 8am

Social Innovation Shows it Makes Sense to Harness the Power of the Sun

Social Innovation Shows it Makes Sense to Harness the Power of the Sun

Solar power is fast becoming recognised as the energy source for the future. Sheffield, in the north of the UK, has been officially recognised for its social innovation with regards to solar power. A league table published this week on 12 September by the AEA Group , an energy and environmental consultancy, shows that Sheffield topped the list by producing more solar power per household than any other British city. Leeds, another city in the north came in second. London added more renewable power than anywhere else in the country, yet when assessed per head, the Capital came in only sixth in the UK! Sheffield's success is probably due to the strong support from the local council which pushed the take-up of renewable power, and in particular, plans to give people living in social housing access to the technology. In the UK solar prices have fallen and more households are ac...

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