Residents living in the centre of Peterborough are in line for free solar panels for their homes in a new scheme announced by Peterborough City Council. The council is proposing a partnership with social enterprise Empower Community Management LLP to deliver solar panels to private properties in the city. If the scheme goes ahead it will be the first of its kind in the country. It is proposed for the scheme to be trialled in the areas of the city which have formed part of the Green Deal Community Fund. If the scheme is successful in these areas, then it will be rolled out to the remainder of the city. Under the scheme, property owners would benefit from in the region of £200 worth of free energy each year generated by the solar panels and a one-off payment of £100 every five years for their participation in the scheme. There would be no cost to the owner of the property whatsoever.