Tommyfield market goes solar – Oldham Council
Posted on 26th June, 2017
Oldham Council has installed a solar array on the roof of Tommyfield Market Hall as it looks to become one of the greenest local authorities in the country – while also saving money.
Electricity generated from the 110kw solar array will be used to power the hall, which is home to more than 90 independent traders. The council will save around £9,000 a year on its electricity bill, which it plans to reinvest in the market hall.The green electricity generated will also save around 50 tonnes of carbon dioxide – one of the main ‘greenhouse gases’ and a major contributor to climate change – from being emitted into the atmosphere every year.