Hempnall Village Hall goes green with solar scheme

The roof of a south Norfolk village hall has been turned into an electricity generator as a result of a green energy scheme.

Solar panels were installed at Hempnall Village Hall just in time to take advantage of the sunny April weather to help generate renewable energy and cut the building's carbon footprint.

The hall committee will celebrate and show off the new technology during an open evening from 7.30pm on Friday.

The �30,000 project to install the 9.68kWh photovoltaic solar panels was made possible as a result of a �5,000 grant from South Norfolk Council's Greenest Community Competition, �5,000 from Norfolk Rural Community Council, and �9,712 from the BRE Community Sustainable Energy Programme. The committee funded the balance from village hall funds.

The scheme comes after the village hall received a free energy audit in 2007 through the Energy Saving Trust.

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