Solar power could be the future of energy but there are 175 residents in Longtown who may agree.
Two years ago their landlord, the Riverside Housing Association, fitted solar panels to their homes to reduce energy costs. Instead, many of their bills skyrocketed.
On the other hand, Riverside claim that high energy costs are only in a minority of cases.
Riverside went on to say that they have also recently met 70 residents and addressed their concerns. In one case saving a tenant £1,800 off their annual fuel bill and recruited an 'affordable warmth officer' to give advice.
It's now two years since the solar panels were originally fitted. The Longtown residents that are still suffering problems, are hoping the cold shoulder they say they are receiving from their landlords won't last much longer.