A GRANTS programme helping businesses across Worcestershire to generate their own energy, has been extended for another three years.
The project also allows businesses to develop goods and service that reduce carbon impact, as well as creating their own energy.
The European Regional Development Fund has awarded the scheme a grant of more than £1.6 million.
Over the last three years, the Low Carbon Opportunities Programme (LOCOP), managed by Worcestershire County Council has provided technical advice and support to more than 80 businesses and £822,000 in grant funding.
Most of the renewable energy grants awarded have been for solar PV systems to generate clean electricity, reducing bills and the need for fossil fuels.
Other low carbon energy generation technologies that have featured in grant funded projects include heat pumps, bio-mass and battery storage solutions.
The other strand of the programme supports businesses in the clean tech innovation sector or those who wanted to develop new low carbon technologies which will help others to be green.
To find out more visit: www.business-central.co.uk/locop