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BARNSLEY is to become the first football club in the country to be powered by solar energy.

The Oakwell outfit will start installing photovoltaic panels on roofs of two stands next month, as well as on the external wall of the ground’s south stand.

The electricity generated - enough to power approximately 140 homes - will be used within the ground and it’s estimated that it will reduce the club’s electricity by half after just a year.