The homebuilder and the German power firm, E.ON, are teaming up to provide renewable energy schemes for 10 housing projects.

The partnership, aimed a meeting the Government’s zero carbon homes agenda, will initially focus on 10 sites with technologies ranging from CHP to micro-renewables.

Hanham Hall, billed as “the first zero carbon community in the UK,” will be one of the sites to contain 200 houses.

Others named are likely St Andrews, a former hospital in the East End of London where the homebuilder is aiming for 20% renewable energy; the former Osbourne Refrigeration factory in Southampton comprising 90 units.

Mark Clare, Barratt CEO, said: “This collaboration will provide us with a competitive edge as finding the best low carbon energy solutions is a vital part of future housing developments.”