Dairy farm is milking the sun’s energy to cut costs

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Penistone dairy farmer Nigel Darwin is hoping to save around £8,000 a year on energy costs after having almost 200 solar panels installed by South Yorkshire renewable energy specialist Norcroft Energy.

“We have had monthly electricity bill of between £1,200 and £1,500, the majority of which is used by the Dairy to process milk on our farm,” said Mr Darwin, who has worked at Whitefield Farm all his life.

“We have a large south facing roof on our site so after talking to Norcroft Energy, it made perfect sense to use this space to install multiple solar panels to generate our own power and make a profit at the same time.”