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Solar panels fitted to Vicar Water visitor centre and café

Posted onPosted on 6th Feb

Vicar Water Country Park Visitor Centre and Rumbles café have been added to the list of Newark and Sherwood District Council sites fitted with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.

Solar panels have already been installed at Newark Sports and Fitness Centre and the Newark Beacon, with Dukeries Leisure Centre, Ollerton, also set to ‘go green’.

Fifty-four solar panels are being fitted at the Vicar Water site and are estimated to generate more than 19,000 kWh per year which, equates to four tonnes of CO2 each year.

Coun Keith Melton, portfolio holder for Climate Change at the council, said: “I’m thrilled to see solar energy brought to another one of our sites and another step being taken towards creating a greener and more sustainable future.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what results we can achieve with these installations, and how this large-scale investment will further our efforts towards carbon net zero goals.”