Village hub celebrates cost-cutting solar panel installation
- Credit: Green Home Energy Solutions
More than 240 solar panels have been installed at a Broadland village's community hub.
The 246 energy-producing panels have been put in place on the roof of Acle Recreation Centre in a bid to slash its bills.
Simon Darter, a centre trustee leading the project, said: "Acle Recreation Centre is so excited to go green.
"This will help tremendously in reducing energy bills and release funds for other projects at the centre."
The centre’s energy costs £20,000 a year, about 10pc of the site’s annual running costs.
Funding comes from an European CO2 reduction grant of £23,000, an Acle Parish Council grant of £20,000 and a parish council interest free £10,000 loan over ten years, with the rest of the funds provided by the centre.