Solar power to the people

20140926 solar housing

Solar panels, once seen as an unusual form of ‘eco-bling’, are now so common they are almost mundane. They can be seen glinting in the sun as they generate electricity on the homes not just of well-to-do homeowners with a green streak, but thousands of social housing tenants.

But in one estate in Hackney, east London, tenants are doing something that still is genuinely unusual: they are building their own photovoltaic panels.

full article at Inside Housing