To: Minister for Housing

Solar panels on all new-build houses

Solar panels on all new-build houses

The government needs a climate-change focussed action which is both easy to achieve and immediately effective. If all new homes were required to have renewable energy generation at a minimum of 4.2 kWh, that would mean a minimum of approx 900Mkwh per annum, based on building 300,000 new houses per year.

Why is this important?

At present, everyone is aware of temperatures and energy costs rising while the government don’t appear to really be addressing the problems. This proposal allows the government to be seen to be addressing the issues and at the same time providing the possibility of the household getting money back on their electricity bills. With the retail cost of a 4kwh system being approx £6500, this represents a very small increment on the price of an average house, contrary to the view given by developers. So householders can feel that they are actively assisting in addressing climate change for very little personal effort and expense.