Homes to get solar panels

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HOMES in the Dearne Valley are to be fitted with solar panels in a bid to cut residents’ fuel bills by up to £130 a year.

Berneslai Homes, on behalf of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, is going to fit the panels to 291 properties in Dearne north and south.

It is estimated that over 25 years the scheme could save tenants nearly £1 million and 235 tonnes of carbon a year.

The coalition government has announced it wants to cut the rate of return for domestic solar energy production by more than half.