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MORE council homes across Wigan are to benefit from bill-busting solar panels despite the current economic woes.

As part of a partnership with the borough’s council house management company, Wigan and Leigh Housing (WALH), investment in solar panels will be upped to £3m, covering almost 500 homes before the end of next year.

They produce electricity in an environmentally-friendly way and it is predicted that on average, tenants could see their bills being slashed by £100 per annum with surplus electricity sold back to the National Grid.

Its a genuinely cost effective scheme.