The sun has set on Kirklees solar panel scheme.
Kirklees Council’s Cabinet reluctantly brought down the axe on a plan to install solar panels on 2,000 council homes.
The council began the £9.2m scheme in February last year and predicted it would reap £14m over 20 years.
But only 574 of the homes were completed before 60% cuts to the payments received for generating solar energy were made by the government a year later.
Officials have estimated the completed homes will generate a £450,000 return.
Cabinet member, Clr Cathy Scott, said the project was an “effort to reduce fuel poverty” that could have made “a real difference” to the poorest households.
“It’s sad what’s happened but it’s out of our control,” she said.
She added: “Even though we can’t continue, this council has committed to tackle the cost of living crisis by working with people to increase their incomes and reduce their living costs.”
Cabinet member, Clr Graham Turner, said: “Nobody would pretend that solar panels were going to solve the energy crisis but they were part of a project to help reduce fuel poverty.
“It’s a terrible mistake by the government, that a few years ago claimed it would be the greenest ever.”