The Tamar View Community Centre in Plymouth is set for a solar makeover after a planning application was submitted to Plymouth City Council in order to gain permission to install solar panels on the centre’s roof.

The application outlines plans for 52 modules to be mounted on the centre’s split-level flat roof, totalling 9.88kWp of installed capacity. The array is expected to generate 8,236kWh of electricity per annum. Currently, the centre consumes 38,000kWh of electricity per year. The proposed installation would cut the centre’s electricity bills by a fifth and would save annual emissions of four tonnes of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere.

The application states: “Tamar View Community Complex Ltd aims to use the generated energy to enable it to cut costs and reduce its Carbon Dioxide emissions.

“The savings will help reduce this charity's running costs, enabling them to reinvest their savings in their work with the local community.”