The Labour Party has announced plans to install solar on 1.75 million homes as part of an energy shake-up.

The plans would see solar installed on 1 million social homes, while interest-free loans, grants and regulatory changes will help enable an additional 750,000 domestic solar installations.

The party said the policies could raise nearly 17,000 jobs, while raising as much as £66 million for local authorities in surplus generation.

Corbyn said that the party’s self-styled Green Industrial Revolution would benefit homeowners and revive parts of the country through the creation of new industries.

“We need to transform our grid to become a ‘people-powered’, decentralised energy system where increasing numbers of citizens can become generators as well as consumers. Solar panels on every home could bring cheap, smart energy to local communities,”

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