Go solar, say local home-owners

Jesmond residents who are generating solar energy and exporting it from their homes to the national grid will be telling other home-owners how to do it at a “Go Solar” event at Cafe 1901 on St George’s Terrace tomorrow (Saturday 18th June).
Members of eco-group Transition Jesmond, which aims to expand the use of renewable power in Jesmond, hope to convince other locals of the environmental and financial benefits of solar electricity. Access Renewables, which installs solar energy systems, will be attending too, and the group will also be offering visits to Jesmond houses with solar systems installed.
Listen here to Transition Jesmond’s Steve Emsley describe the benefits of, and dispel some of them myths about domestic solar power:

Solar energy in Jesmond (mp3)

Tomorrow’s event is free and runs from midday to 2pm. For more details, email transitionjesmond@gmail.com