Oldham Council’s efforts to be the greenest local authorities started when they decided to have Solar PV installed on the roof of Tommyfield Market Hall.
The Council expect to save around £9,000 on its annual electricity bill, thanks to the new 110kW installation used to power the hall. With the money they are expected to save, this will now be used to reinvest in the site.
Councillor Abdul Jabbar commented by stating: “Over the next financial year Oldham Council needs to make savings of £19m so we need to come up with innovative ways of saving money to secure the future of buildings such as Tommyfield Market Hall, whilst at the same time finding clean, sustainable alternative energy sources.
“The roof of Tommyfield Market is a perfect site for this solar array due to its size and will be our flagship green project for 2016.”
Additional council-owned buildings are also being considered for Solar PV as the council looks to increase their green credentials which has encouraged them after the agreements made at COP21.