Guy Ritchie wants solar panels at his home?

Last Updated: Aug 22, 2011, 14:45 PM IST

London: Filmmaker Guy Ritchie has reportedly applied for permission to install 200 solar panels to make his home self-sufficient for electricity.

The 42-year-old `Sherlock Holmes` director, who was previously married to Madonna, with whom he has sons Rocco, 11 and adopted son David, five, wants to place the sun-catching panels in a field in nearby Ashcombe.

However, local council boss, Gordon Marks, has claimed he has not yet seen plans.

"We have not heard about this. We will wait to see the plans," Marks said.

In 2009, Ritchie was given permission to build three greenhouses on the grounds so he could grow fruit and vegetables using rainwater and heat from a woodchip boiler.

Ritchie, who is currently expecting his first child with model Jacqui Ainsley, also owns a USD 6 million London mansion which was taken over by squatters earlier this year while it was being renovated.

PTI