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This educational web application is used by The Open University to advance debate over different methods of electricity production. 

It produces map-based data visualisations which show how various energy sources compare, from nuclear and fossil fuel power stations to wind turbines, solar panels and hydroelectricity.  The application launched in 2013 and in 2014 we were commissioned to make a version optimised for mobile and tablet.

Just enter a postcode, select an energy source, and see how many households it would power from that address.