Livestock centre goes solar powered
Last updated at 20:31, Thursday, 15 December 2011
Mitchells Lakeland Livestock Centre at Cockermouth has invested over £100,000 on 220 solar panels.
The livestock centre, off the A66, invested in the panels just in time for the government’s cut-off point on the current rate of the feed-in tariff for solar panels, which will be reduced to 15.2p per unit.
The centre will still get 32.9p per unit, because it made the deadline of December 8.
The panels were installed by Sundog Energy, of Penrith.
It plans to use the livestock centre as a demonstration site to show farmers the benefits of solar panels.
The panels will give it an estimated 49.94 kilowatts of energy, of which 50 per cent will be used for the business and 50 per cent will go into the national grid.
First published at 19:20, Thursday, 15 December 2011
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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