Well you wouldn't think with the recent deluge of rain that solar power was feasible in North Derbyshire, especially New Mills - how wrong could you be!
As part of the Solar Schools project New Mills schools is now almost a third of the way to raising the £12,000 needed to turn the school solar.
Solar Schools is a brand new project that’s putting clean energy in classrooms all over the country. Schools set a fund raising target for their very own solar roof, then everyone chips in to help make it happen.
It’s a chance for pupils, parents, local businesses, former students and everyone else to do something good for their school, their community, and the whole world.
Torrs Hydro like the project so much that we have donated £100 to keep the momentum going in the fund raising - it would be great if you could also help - minimum donations are £5 and can be done here
There are also many separate residential system in place in New Mills - once again leading the way with renewable energy.