Nottingham City Council has installed a solar carport at one of its leisure centres.
It is claimed to be the largest of its kind in the UK.
Renewable technology company EvoEnergy transformed the council’s car parks into “energy hubs”, generating green electricity for buildings and electric vehicles.
It installed 448 solar panels which are expected to have a total capacity of 67kW and generate more than 50MWh of electricity per year.
The council could generate a revenue worth more than £10,000 per year.
Michael Salisbury, Projects Director at EvoEnergy commented: “We’ve worked with Nottingham City Council on a range of different projects in the past and this definitely has been one of the most exciting. We’ve been able to play a large part in the development of the eagerly awaited Harvey Hadden development. It’s been a great example of how experience, innovation and cutting edge technology can be combined to achieve great things.”