Solar panels to be installed at the Town Hall

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The Town Hall is set for a green makeover this month when 194 solar panels are installed on the roof.

Work begins on Saturday August 17 when the panels, which cost £74,514, will be installed above the council chamber, committee rooms and the main building.

The system is set to generate 39,000 kWh of electricity each year, reducing the Town Hall’s Co2 emissions by 21 tonnes annually and driving down electricity costs by £8,000 a year.

It is the third solar PV panel system installed this year with K2 Crawley, Metcalfe Way Depot and the Town Hall expected to reduce Crawley Borough Council’s energy bills by £25,000 each year and save 108 tonnes of carbon.

Cllr Ken Trussell, cabinet member for environment, said: “We’re pushing forward with our green ethos and we’re making excellent progress; saving the environment and money all the way.”

The front car park at the Town Hall will be closed on Saturday August 17 to make way for the start of work.