English Housing Project to Generate Renewable Energy

17 February 2010 (Last Updated February 17th, 2010 18:30)

UK's Horizon Energy Cooperative has unveiled plans to generate up to 250MW of power from social housing sites, the company has announced. The project will create a microgrid to collect renewable power from households in Manchester, England, to distribute it across the community along wi

UK's Horizon Energy Cooperative has unveiled plans to generate up to 250MW of power from social housing sites, the company has announced.

The project will create a microgrid to collect renewable power from households in Manchester, England, to distribute it across the community along with selling a portion to the National Grid.

The project is expected to generate £20m (US$30.1m) in revenue and save two million tons of carbon.