East Lindsey District Council's solar panel scheme begins in Skegness

Solar panels
Image caption East Lindsey District Council said it hoped to save more than £1.5m over the next 25 years

A Lincolnshire council has begun installing solar panels on some of its buildings in a bid to cut energy costs and offset its CO2 emissions.

East Lindsey District Council is fitting panels at five sites across the region, including the Embassy Theatre and pool in Skegness.

The authority said the project, which is costing £350,000, would pay for itself in less than 10 years.

It said any savings would be used to support services.

Panels will also be fitted to the roofs of the Meridian Leisure Centre and London Road Sports Ground in Louth and Horncastle Swimming Pool.

The council estimated the solar panels would reduce its energy bill by more than £1.5m over the next 25 years.

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