£47 million solar panel project starts in Bristol

Solar panels are to be fitted to the roofs of 1,000 council homes in Bristol Credit: ITV News West Country

A £47 million project to install solar panels on rooftops of homes in Bristol gets underway today.

The four year project could save council tenants up to £260 a year on their electricity bills.

The first phase of the scheme will see panels fitted to 1,000 council homes, 50 blocks of flats and 16 public and private buildings.