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Council to invest in solar power

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Far north sites have been earmarked for solar emergy.
Far north sites have been earmarked for solar emergy.

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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