ELDERLY New Forest residents are going green and saving money.

Solar panels were fitted to the Gore Grange care home in New Milton run by New Forest District Council and the council have said they will share any savings between residents in all 13 of their older persons’ accommodation who are paying a service charge.

The 88 solar panels were fitted in August, costing the council £30,000, but the council is expecting it to bring savings of more than £48,000 in 20 years.

The council has also installed solar panels at Lymington Health and Lesiure and they plan to fit them to Totton Health and Leisure next summer.