Phased works to install 70 solar carports at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre in Stowmarket have now begun, with further works to install an additional 40 carports at Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Sudbury due to fully start in January next year.

The schemes form part of a £2.8m investment in solar at the councils leisure centres; with £1.4m in funding for the solar carports pilot, and a further £1.4m in funding to install solar panels and other energy saving measures on the leisure centre buildings.

The carport technology, to be installed by East Anglia-based Polysolar, will provide energy to help run the centres. As well as battery storage and several electric vehicle charging points, which will be available in both regular and accessible bays, including two rapid chargers at each site.

More details can be seen HERE