Red Tykes go green

Red Tykes go green
CHAMPIONSHIP football club Barnsley is set to become the first professional outfit in the country to be powered by solar energy.

CHAMPIONSHIP football club Barnsley is set to become the first professional outfit in the country to be powered by solar energy.

Work will start next month installing photovoltaic panels on the roofs of two stands and the external wall of the south stand at its Oakwell ground - enough to provide energy for about 140 homes.

The electricity generated will be used within the ground, with any excess being fed back into the National Grid.

The club believes the move, which will initially cost it around £1m, will save ... You can carry on reading TheBusinessDesk.com for free, but you have reached the maximum number of pages an unregistered user can view. To register for an account, click here or login below...

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