Report this comment
  • "8 years to recover costs, what is the life of them?"
  • This field is mandatory
  • This field is mandatory
  • Please note we will not accept reports with HTML tags or URLs in them.

  • Enter the above word in the box below

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.”

Comments (8)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree