HEREFORDSHIRE Council has applied to put solar panel car ports at its offices in Plough Lane in Hereford.

The council want to install a 250kWp ground-mounted solar PV system, which will provide a solar car port over the existing car parking space to the north of the main office building.

Solar car ports work as a standard car port with the exception of the roof which replaces traditional roofing materials with solar PV panels.

It is expected that the majority of electricity produced will be used by the offices, with any excess being exported to the grid.

The council has applied to its planning department for permission.