The Mulsanne Park Pavilion in Nettleham has been fitted with solar panels as part of plans to modernise the building and reduce its carbon footprint.
Nettleham Parish Council installed 25 solar panels, along with three battery energy storage units, after securing £5,000 in funding from both West Lindsey District Council and Lincolnshire County Council.
The solar panels were introduced in line with Nettleham Parish Council’s climate change strategy and are part of its continued modernisation of the facility.
They’re installed on the east/west side of the roof, avoiding the south-facing side, which the council avoided in order to protect the solar panels from potential damage from cricket balls when games are held there.
Councillor Dave Newsam, Chair of the Property Committee on the parish council, said:
“The solar panels are now up and running and are already starting to save money and offset our CO2 footprint. As the days get longer and the weather warms up, we’ll save even more and the combined battery storage system means the building can continue to be powered by clean, renewable, electricity even when the sun isn’t shining.
“The actual cost to the Parish Council for introducing this carbon reducing project was significantly reduced, as we were able to secure £10,000 of external funding. Our thanks go to Lincolnshire County Council for their £5,000 award from their Zero Carbon Parishes grant fund and also to West Lindsey District Council for their £5,000 match funding grant in support of this project.”
West Lindsey District Council’s Environment and Sustainability Member Champion, Cllr Tracey Coulson, said:
“As a council we are committed to reducing our carbon footprint to net-zero by 2050. Providing funding for projects like this will help Nettleham Parish Council cut its energy costs as well as help it reduce its own C02 footprint.”
For information on the work West Lindsey District Council is undertaking to reduce its carbon footprint and also protect and enhance the environment, please see our Sustainability, Climate Change and Environment pages.