(From Government News Network (Was Hermes-Government Press Releases))
] DEPARTMENT OF TRADE AND INDUSTRY P/2005/206 23 June 2005 ROOFTOP GENERATION TO GIVE POWER - AND CASH - TO THE PEOPLE
Many UK households could one day be self-sufficient in energy needs and routinely make money by selling surplus electricity from home generators such as solar panels and micro-wind turbines.
This is among the possibilities raised by Energy Minister Malcolm Wicks as the Department of Trade and Industry asks for views on the development of "micro-generation" of low-carbon energy by homes, businesses and public buildings.
Launching the consultation in a speech to the Renewable Power Association's annual conference in London today, Mr Wicks will say:
"Power generation has traditionally been about giant stations supplying whole cities, but the …