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UK government offers incentives for renewable energy supply

The UK government is forecasting that one in 10 UK homes will have solar panels or some other form of renewable energy source attached to their roofs in the future. Indeed the government is set to introduce a scheme in April 2011 which will see UK households earning up to £900 a year by installing solar panels on their roofs and generating electricity which will be directed to the National Grid.

It is believed an average three-bedroom home in the UK could earn homeowners around £25,000 over a 25 year period. There is no doubt that renewable energy will become a more important part of everyday life in the future with carbon emission targets becoming tighter and tighter and the UK government under more and more pressure to reduce harmful gas emissions. However, it will take a seachange in the attitude of consumers and businesses, many of whom are still reluctant to change the look and feel of their homes and their business premises by introducing what can be visually "different" renewable energy equipment to their roofs and other areas of their property.

Ultimately, once there is a seachange within the consumer and business environment and the financial aspect becomes more attractive we are likely to see significant changes in the future.

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