theatre's solar power project 'on track to hit break-even'
panels installed on the roof of Burnham's Princess Theatre are
on track to be fully paid off in six years' time.
Town Council spent around £25,000 on getting them installed
in 2012 in a bid to cut energy bills at the theatre.
council meeting this week heard that the panels have been generating
thousands of pounds worth of energy.
produced £4,000 of revenue for us last year and are expected
to generate £5,000 this year so we're on target to break
even within the original 7-8 year planned timeframe," council
clerk Denise Emery told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
are erring on the side of caution though because we could have
a poor summer of weather and the panels may not be as effective
the older they get."
added: "We are pleased with them overall - it was a big investment
for the council that is working. Councils
are being encouraged across the UK to use ecological-friendly
projects, meeting national policy."
Princess Theatre Chairman Peter Burridge-Clayton and former theatre
manager Andy Pullyn with the new solar panels on the roof