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UK’s greenest homeowners revealed

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Peterborough is home to the greenest homeowners in the UK, offsite eco developer Project Etopia can reveal today.

Residents of the Cambridgeshire city boast more solar panels than anyone else, according to analysis of the latest government statistics. 

In fact, more than 1 in 10 homes there sport photovoltaic installations (PV) — making it one of only TWO UK cities that can make that claim.

Peterborough — where 11.1% of homes have solar panels — is closely followed by the Scottish city of Stirling, where 10.1% of homes have PV units installed.

This puts residents of both cities well ahead of the national average which is just 2.96%2 because so many areas lag so far behind.

The rest of the Top Ten is made up of Wrexham (North Wales), Boston (Lincs), Sunderland (Tyne and Wear), Colchester (Essex), Taunton (Somerset), Stroud (Glos), Doncaster (South Yorks) and Plymouth (Devon).

These are the Top 20 Towns & Cities ranked by the proportion of households with solar panels (for a full list of national LAs see notes to editors):

Town/City

No. of Households

Total Solar Installations

% of Households with Solar

Peterborough

81,901

9,088

11.1%

Stirling

40,157

4,051

10.1%

Wrexham

60,341

4,432

7.3%

Boston

29,355

2,153

7.3%

Sunderland

124,438

8,802

7.1%

Colchester

79,540

5,548

7.0%

Taunton

67,198

3,791

5.6%

Stroud

51,756

2,858

5.5%

Doncaster

131,355

7,049

5.4%

Plymouth

115,264

6,172

5.4%

Selby

37,379

1,965

5.3%

Stoke-on-Trent

110,839

5,753

5.2%

Lewes

46,060

2,321

5.0%

Rotherham

112,641

5,326

4.7%

Barnsley

108,604

5,081

4.7%

Nottingham

134,723

6,194

4.6%

Bolsover

34,647

1,563

4.5%

Chesterfield

48,680

2,166

4.4%

King’s Lynn

66,396

2,948

4.4%

Maldon

27,563

1,215

4.4%

London is over-represented at the bottom of the table, with its best performing boroughs — Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Waltham Forest — managing only 1.4% coverage.

In fact, of the 20 local authorities with the lowest provision of solar panels, 19 of them are London boroughs. 

These are the Bottom 20 Local Authorities ranked by the proportion of households with solar panels (for a full list of national LAs see notes to editors):

Local Authority

No. of Households

Total Solar Installations

% of Households with Solar

Kensington and Chelsea

79,930

127

0.2%

Tower Hamlets

136,292

219

0.2%

Westminster

125,675

226

0.2%

Hammersmith and Fulham

84,945

188

0.2%

Camden

115,730

311

0.3%

Southwark

140,742

397

0.3%

City of London

5,245

15

0.3%

Hackney

122,890

389

0.3%

Islington

112,123

358

0.3%

Newham

128,235

426

0.3%

Lambeth

149,719

500

0.3%

Wandsworth

141,725

512

0.4%

Haringey

121,366

555

0.5%

Brent

128,286

643

0.5%




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