London's first solar powered estate

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London's first solar powered estate

The London Assembly Environment Committee have launched an investigation into the use of solar energy in London homes by visiting a community-led solar energy project at Roupell Park estate in Brixton. The project is run by Brixton Energy, a not-for profit co-operative based in south London that creates community owned renewable energy projects. It's a unique scheme helping to tackle fuel poverty by generating low-cost electricity for residents, while also providing training and employment for local people to install and maintain solar panels used on the estate. 

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