Edinburgh Prison and the National Wildlife Centre in Liverpool are among those to receive funding for innovative solar power projects. New solar power projects across the UK are to receive government funding, energy minister Mike O'Brien announced this week.
Seventeen projects were chosen for funding worth £1.4m out of total Government funding of £40m for solar.
Schools, community centres and businesses are among those who will also benefit. This funding round supports medium to high (5-100kWp) scale solar electric power installations under the government's Major Photovoltaics Demonstration Programme.
The 17 successful projects are:
Shields Environmental, Purfleet, Essex
Lowry Renaissance, Linthwaite, West Yorkshire
Preston Road Village Centre, Hull, Yorkshire and Humberside
Kirklees Metropolitan Council, Fernside Ave, Huddersfield
Manor and Castle Development Trust, Parkway Commercial Estate, Sheffield
Elephant & Castle Regeneration Partnership, Southwark, London
Dunbar Community Development Company, East Lothian
Scottish Prison Service, Edinburgh, Scotland
Ministry of Defence, Faslane Supermess Building, Scotland
Landlife, National Wildflower Centre, Court Hey Park, Liverpool
Levenshulme High School, Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Kensington Academy Trust, Liverpool
Infinity Foods, Brighton, East Sussex
The Environment Agency Thames Region HQ, Reading
University of Wales, Bangor, Wales
Western Education & Library Board, Lisneal College, Londonderry,