The UK's first fully solar-powered house is being built in Leicestershire.
De Montfort University is measuring the environmental impact of the home as well as energy experts.
The UK's first fully solar-powered new-build house is being built in Great Glen in Leicestershire.
The aim of the project is to demonstrate to house-builders that zero carbon building is achievable and financially viable.
A former Second World War airfield in Leicestershire has now been turned into the UK's biggest solar farm.
The solar project at Wymeswold Airfield, north-east of Loughborough, has around a 130,000 panels positioned on land between two runways. The £35million scheme covers 150 acres and was built in less than eight weeks.