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.