Somerset

South Somerset council considers £100,000 solar panel plan

South Somerset District Council is considering whether to spend £105,000 on a set of solar panels at its council offices in Yeovil.

The panels would produce seven percent of the electricity needed for the buildings on Brympton Way, saving £9,500-a-year.

Laurence Willis, of the council said: "The panels will save a considerable amount of electricity."

The panels could also reduce carbon output by nine tonnes a year.

The council would also save money through the government's Feed in Tariff system, where it will receive a rebate on every kilowatt of electricity produced.

The final decision will be made at a meeting on Thursday.

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