Industrial Museum switches on solar power

Bradford's Industrial Museum

Bradford's Industrial Museum

First published in News

Bradford Council's Industrial Museum (above) has been given an energy boost with the switch on of new solar panels.

The energy-saving panels have cost £39,000 to install and will produce enough power to pay for themselves in about eight years.

The panels are expected to meet ten per cent of the Eccleshill museum’s electricity needs each year as well as generating an income of £3,050 per year from feed-in tariff payments.

They have been installed as part of the Council's drive to reduce costs and cut the district’s carbon emissions, as the authority looks to provide 20 per cent of its energy requirements from renewable energy sources by 2020.

Coun Andrew Thornton, the Council's executive member for environment, sport and sustainability, said: “We have to take every opportunity available to reduce our operational costs and maximise our energy efficiency.”

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9:35am Tue 27 Nov 12

RollandSmoke says...

Such a shame that the only industry left in Bradford is in a museum.
Such a shame that the only industry left in Bradford is in a museum. RollandSmoke
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9:37am Tue 27 Nov 12

Joedavid says...

8 years to recover costs, what is the life of them?
8 years to recover costs, what is the life of them? Joedavid
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10:26am Tue 27 Nov 12

loftyme says...

shame they "switched off" the shire horses, dont take my kids there anymore, in fact visiting with a mate to see the old motorbikes this summer I was amazed how so few people were there on a warm summer day in the 6 week hols, even the row of terrace "museum"houses were closed due to pest infestation the sign on the doors said.
shame they "switched off" the shire horses, dont take my kids there anymore, in fact visiting with a mate to see the old motorbikes this summer I was amazed how so few people were there on a warm summer day in the 6 week hols, even the row of terrace "museum"houses were closed due to pest infestation the sign on the doors said. loftyme
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10:29am Tue 27 Nov 12

thatsnotmyname says...

Joedavid wrote:
8 years to recover costs, what is the life of them?
Average is said to be 25. By which point the technology will have got a lot better anyway.
[quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: 8 years to recover costs, what is the life of them?[/p][/quote]Average is said to be 25. By which point the technology will have got a lot better anyway. thatsnotmyname
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11:14am Tue 27 Nov 12

scanipoos says...

would prefer the solar panels any day to the wind farms
would prefer the solar panels any day to the wind farms scanipoos
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11:28am Tue 27 Nov 12

Albion. says...

Hope it's a success.
Hope it's a success. Albion.
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1:14pm Tue 27 Nov 12

ANY WHERE BUT HERE says...

Great idea,should be rolled out across the district. Any council owned buildings suitable, would be able to generate income.
Great idea,should be rolled out across the district. Any council owned buildings suitable, would be able to generate income. ANY WHERE BUT HERE
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10:28pm Tue 27 Nov 12

Ian H 1971 says...

I just hope the panels are not stolen or vandalised :-(
I just hope the panels are not stolen or vandalised :-( Ian H 1971
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