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Hartlepool Council taps into green energy

Solar panels on Bryan Hanson House
Image caption The solar panels are being installed on the south-facing roof of Bryan Hanson House

Solar panels are being installed on a council building on Teesside to try to help save money and reduce its impact on the environment.

Hartlepool Council said the 42 panels on the roof of its Bryan Hanson House would cover some of the building's day-to-day power needs.

The council will be paid by its energy supplier for every kilowatt hour of electricity generated by the panels.

This is expected to amount to about £3,000 a year.

In addition, the panels will reduce CO2 emissions by about four tonnes.

Paul Hurwood, the council's climate change officer, said: "We will receive 36.1p for every kilowatt hour of electricity generated for the next 25 years."

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