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Swimming pool to be heated using solar energy panels

A Nottinghamshire council has been successful in securing a £169,000 grant from Sport England’s Swimming Pool Support Fund to install photovoltaic panels at Lammas Leisure Centre, Sutton.

The solar panels will be installed in the coming months to use sustainable energy to heat the swimming pool, improving the energy efficiency of the building in the medium to long term.

As part of the funding, a pool cover will also be installed to prevent heat loss and pool water evaporation, also keeping the water warm whenever the facility isn’t in use.

A spokesperson said:

‘We have recently installed the same system at Hucknall Leisure Centre to heat the new teaching pool and works are due to start later in the year to install air source heat pumps to further reduce carbon emissions.

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‘One of our major projects being funded by our £62.6million Towns Deal is Green Ashfield; an initiative to invest in energy-efficient measures to ensure Council-owned buildings are more sustainable.

‘Beneficiaries of this have been 14 Low Street which saw air source heat pumps and photovoltaic panels installed to heat the apartments on the first floor, and the newly renovated High Pavement House had photovoltaic panels installed on the roof as well as new insulation in the walls.’

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