Rochdale has a national reputation as one of the leading local authorities in the renewable and low carbon energy generation sector.  Rochdale Council has an ambitious programme of installing wind and solar power technology as well as the borough being home to many private developments, such as Scout Moor wind farm.


This ‘Renewable Revolution’ is creating supply chain opportunities for local businesses to diversify and expand into these fast growing sectors. Our unrivalled strategic location makes the borough the perfect location for companies wishing to establish a strategic northern base.



We're helping Rochdale businesses to drive the transition to a vibrant, sustainable and low carbon economy. Here are some of the amazing things we've helped them to achieve so far.


Rochdale is committed to supporting business. There is a wide range of business support, assistance and information available within Rochdale Borough to help businesses in all aspects of start-up, prosperity and growth.

The borough has more capacity for investment than many of its neighbouring areas. Rochdale is a strong candidate when it comes to the availability of employment land and the quality of its various business sites and premises.

Key facts

The green technologies and services sector in Greater Manchester is an increasingly important part of the local economy. Here are some key facts about the sector from 2012/13.


Businesses assisted with hands-on resource efficiency or low carbon sector support

£30.4 million

Cost savings achieved in businesses, by improving environmental performance

£5.8 million

Sales increased or safeguarded


Tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) saved - like driving a Hummer from Manchester to the moon more than 846 times


Tonnes of solid, liquid and gaseous materials saved - enough to build 10 Blackpool Towers


Cubic metres of water saved - enough to fill more than 240 Olympic sized swimming pools


Tonnes of waste diverted from landfill - the weight of 35,745 African Elephant Bulls


Jobs created or safeguarded