Published: 06/03/2018 07:16 - Updated: 06/03/2018 07:16

Council to invest in solar power


Far north sites have been earmarked for solar emergy.
Far north sites have been earmarked for solar emergy.
SOLAR panels are to be installed at a cluster of schools in Caithness as part of a bid to boost Highland Council coffers by £4 million.

The ground-based panels will cost £2.5 million to install in the ground and will earn the money back by selling excess power to the electricity grid..    

The idea has come from a council board set up to make the local authority more efficient and commercial.

The board has earmarked 37 potential locations, which include Thurso High School; Thurso swimming pool; Pennyland primary; Pulteney House care home in Wick; Harmsworth Park, Wick; Wick depot; Farr High School in Bettyhill; Halkirk primary and Lybster primary.    

 Others proposed sites comprise schools, recycling centres and leisure centres in Inverness, Easter Ross, east Sutherland, Wester Ross and Lochaber.    

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