Solar the way to go in Dearne

THE Dearne Valley is one of the leading areas in the country for using solar power.

That was the message being promoted to over 30 business leaders who attended the Invest in Energy event in Manvers last week.

The get together was organised to inform Dearne businesses how renewable energy could help them keep costs down.

Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey told those in attendance data has shown that Doncaster, Rotherham, Barnsley and Sheffield Councils rank in the top five nationally for solar installations.

Only Cornwall has more solar power capacity.

He said: “This shows that South Yorkshire people are taking early advantage of the Feed in Tariff scheme which is great news in terms of opportunities for local businesses who design and install this type of technology and for homes and businesses who are making savings as a result of the solar installations.”

The cash-wise companies who attended heard how businesses investing in such things as solar panels, wind and hydro power can qualify for payments as part of the Government’s Feed in Tariff scheme.