Housing development features solar technology
A new housing development in London is making the most of solar energy by installing new technology to capture the sun's rays.
Barratt West London's Pellatt Road development in North Wembley feature solar panel technology designed by Gledhill Water Storage.
Lyn Asquith, key accounts director at Gledhill, said: "Believe it or not, the UK receives 65 per cent of the sunlight of Spain, so solar panels are an excellent means of generating energy and reducing your gas and electricity bills."
The solar panels are used for hot water and to heat the properties, she explained, stating that the panels are also "fully recyclable".
Barratt's property Crown Green Mews development includes 13 four-bedroom townhouses, which are priced from £449,995.
Last week, David Gordon, chief executive of Windsave, told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the government ought to be promoting the use of microgeneration technology.
The expert said that although demand was strong, consumers have found planning rules could be restrictive.
Article Date: 30 June 2008
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