Reds get set to go green

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A FOOTBALL club is hoping to save tens of thousands of pounds on its energy bills by fitting solar panels to the roof of its stands.

Barnsley FC is having the equipment installed on the south and east stands at Oakwell.

Energy which is not used by the club will be sold to the National Grid.

Don Rowing, general manager at Oakwell, said the £1m project, using contractor Solar Europe, would start in May to be completed in June.

He said: “With energy costs spiralling and likely to continue that way it makes business sense to use the large amount of roof surface to save the club money and also to reduce our carbon footprint.

“This just shows what a green place Barnsley is and even though we are the Reds we can go green.”

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