A pioneering vicar has installed solar panels on his church roof in a bid to save cash and the environment.
Eco-friendly reverend Timothy Poh aims to halve the electricity bills with the panels at Queen's Park United Reformed Church, in Harrow Road, making a saving of around £700 per year.
The system, installed at the end of September, consists of 29 solar panels and 16 glass tubes which are heated by the sun to provide hot water for the church.
An open day will be held at the church on Saturday, giving residents a chance to find out more about the project.
Project manager Roland Lubett said: "Since 2005, our church has been learning about renewable energy and taking action against climate change. We'll use the solar panels as much as possible, but we'll still have gas and electricity running in the normal way for whenever the sun stops shining.
"We hope this project will act as a demonstration to many other centres and groups around the area. Each generation has only a short time to help save the planet."
The project, which cost £35,700, was funded by the government's Low Carbon Buildings Programme, EDF Green Energy Fund and through fundraising events held at the church. The church submitted a planning application to Westminster Council in January this year.
The open day will be held from 11am-2pm, with Regent's Park and Kensington North MP Karen Buck attending.
For more information call 020 7964 8235.