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Solar power for 3,000 council houses in Wrexham
Photovoltaic cells on a house
The council believes the scheme could generate a significant income

Solar panels will be installed onto the roofs of 3,000 council houses in Wrexham.

Wrexham council gave the go-ahead for the project, which it is hoped will reduce carbon dioxide levels.

Tenants should also see a reduction in their electricity bills of between £100 to £300 a year, the local authority said.

The council will receive an income through a UK government scheme which allows surplus energy to be sold.

The local authority has estimated the panels will generate a net income of £25.7m over 25 years.

It is hoped installation of the panels will begin this summer and be completed by early 2013.




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