Police chiefs in South Yorkshire are trying to save cash by installing solar panels.
Sheffield Renewables has installed a roof panel at Attercliffe police station, paid for by local residents buying shares.
South Yorkshire Police is expecting to benefit from a 20 per cent reduction in energy bills, and shareholders will receive dividends.
The panels will reduce the station’s carbon footprint.
Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Billings said: “South Yorkshire Police have now moved to providing sustainable energy at a number of its police stations, which is going a long way to reducing the force’s overall carbon footprint.
“With the cost effectiveness of these solar panels, it will also contribute to savings. I am very supportive of the initiative.”
Julia Carrell, Director at Sheffield Renewables, said: “This project excellently demonstrates how community energy groups can work with larger organisations, to the benefit of the local and wider community. Not only reducing carbon emissions but also offering a source of ethical investment for locals, and cost savings for our local police force.”