QUEENSWOOD Country Park and Arboretum and county firm Caplor Energy have teamed up to install solar panels to generate green energy.

Solar PV electricity generating panels have been installed on the yard buildings, soon to be followed by a small solar thermal hot water system on the back of the visitor centre and shop.

This new technology will produce free electricity and hot water, reducing the site’s carbon footprint and help to reduce running costs.

Queenswood’s sustainability lead, Wendy Cotton said: “We want to showcase low impact, sustainable technology and lifestyles at Queenswood to make us as ‘green’ a site as possible."