Ribble Valley is forerunner in solar power revolution

Buisness matters James Hargreaves solar panels.
Buisness matters James Hargreaves solar panels.

THE Ribble Valley is emerging as a forerunner in the national “solar’ revolution. That is the view of Clitheroe-based plumbers merchants, who report a marked increase in the number of Ribble Valley residents ready to embrace renewable energy and look forward to a brighter future.

With the Government promising to reduce carbon emissions by up to 80% by 2020, the James Hargreaves Group has already taken up the challenge on behalf of local people.

The progressive company has completed over 50 renewable energy projects across the region and are fielding more and more inquiries from both domestic customers and commercial businesses.

“There is a lot of interest out there and no wonder,” says Clitheroe branch manager Lee Meeks. “Although there is an initial outlay, there are massive savings to be made by going down the renewable energy route. With energy companies putting their prices up all the time, solar thermal and solar PV can combat your gas and electricity prices, and people can expect lots of benefits from both. “There are grants to help you get started and a specialist service available from James Hargreaves.

“Renewable energy expert, Ian Barnett, will go out to site and design bespoke packages that are best suited to individual needs. Sunlight is free, so once the initial installation is covered, electricity and gas costs are greatly reduced.”

“With the Renewable Heat Incentive set to be re-evaluated next year, there has never been a better time to act,”