Solar panels to be installed on police station roof in Sheffield

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Solar panels are to be installed on the roof of Attercliffe Police Station in Sheffield in a bid to reduce South Yorkshire Police’s carbon emissions.

The installation is part of a 20-year agreement with Sheffield Renewables - an organisation run by and for local people to develop, own and operate renewable energy schemes.

It is believed the panels will generate a saving of £681 per year and reduce carbon emissions by 12 tonnes a year.

Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings said: “This shows how we can support a sustainable local community project whilst reducing our carbon footprint.

“Government grant for policing continues to reduce at a dramatic rate and although the cost saving to the force is not big, the carbon reduction is significant. This is also worth doing because increases in electricity prices are set to continue.

“We are continually looking for initiatives which provide efficiency savings.

“This solar energy at Attercliffe Police Station is a perfect example of how the force is committed to utilising renewable energy technology.”

South Yorkshire Police has made a commitment to reducing carbon emissions by 30 per cent by the end of 2015.