KIRKLEES Council is aiming to go greener. The authority is planning to be even more environmentally aware with a host of new eco-friendly power generating devices.
Council bosses have applied to site a 15-metre wind turbine with 9-metre diameter blades and a solar power generator at its Deighton training centre, off Deighton Road.
They also plan five roof-mounted wind turbines and four solar panels on the Civic Centre buildings at High Street and Market Street.
The £250,000 plan will see an annual output equivalent to the power used by 50 houses.
Kirklees Council environment programme manager Bill Edrich said it was an example of the council embracing new technology.
He added: "The devices on the Civic Centre will have demonstration information in the foyer.
"We will be looking to display the whys and wherefores and we are also hoping to have a kilowatt counter with easy equations so people can see exactly how much power is being generated. This is about changing people's attitudes and engaging with the public."
Three planning applications covering the scheme, which could receive £75, 000 of European money, will be decided later in December.