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Narborough Community Centre becomes solar powered

PUBLISHED: 11:41 10 June 2014 | UPDATED: 11:41 10 June 2014

David Williams, left, councillor for the Nar Valley Ward of Breckland District Council and Chairman of Narborough Community Centre, and chairman of Breckland District Council Paul Claussen, centre, joined Peter Wilkinson, third right, chairman of Narborough Parish Council for the big unveiling of the solar panels at Narborough Community Centre. Far right is Jason Arnold, Solarcentury, and they were joined by people from the local community who also use the centre.

David Williams, left, councillor for the Nar Valley Ward of Breckland District Council and Chairman of Narborough Community Centre, and chairman of Breckland District Council Paul Claussen, centre, joined Peter Wilkinson, third right, chairman of Narborough Parish Council for the big unveiling of the solar panels at Narborough Community Centre. Far right is Jason Arnold, Solarcentury, and they were joined by people from the local community who also use the centre.

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Cups of tea are set to be powered by the sun at a village community centre after solar panels were installed.

Solarcentury donated the panels to the Narborough Community Centre in recognition of the community’s support for the energy firm’s nearby solar park.

The panels are now connected to the grid and the energy firm claims they will generate enough electricity to make more than 100,000 cups of tea in a year.

They were officially unveiled a special ceremony attended by councillors, members of the public and officials from Solarcentury.

David Williams, chairman of Narborough Community Centre, said: “We’re delighted to have received the solar panels from Solarcentury because it’s helping us do our bit to reduce our carbon footprint.

“They’re also enabling us to cut our energy bills as we’re now less reliant on expensive fossil fuel energy, a significant running cost for the centre. “The money we’re saving will go back into the community centre. So it’s a win for us and a win for the environment.”

Jason Arnold, from Solarcentury, said: “We hope that installing the panels on a community building will help educate local people about the many benefits of solar energy.”

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