LOCAL farmers had the opportunity to explore ways they can implement renewable energy recently in an event organised at Minerva Mill Business Centre in Alcester.

With several incentives on offer to farmers from the Coalition government through feed-in tariffs for electricity, farmers were given the chance to take a closer look at generators from solar and wind power, to thermal pumps and anaerobic digestion.

The event was organised by Alcester company, Greenwatt Rural Energy who were offering advice to farmers on business plan for implementing the new energy.

Any farmers wanting to join a local group to explore ideas and initiatives can contact info@greenwatt.co.uk.