Gandalf the Grey is going greenLord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen plans to summon up the power of the sun to power his Limehouse home. The veteran actor, who played the great wizard in the fantasy trilogy, has applied to Tower Hamlets Council for planning permission to mount eight solar panels on the roof of his Narrow Street home. If successful, Sir Ian could cut green-house gas emissions by savingaround 600kg of carbon dioxide each year. Covering 10 square metres, the solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are unlikely to upset neighbours as they would not increase the size of his flat roof. Anyone still wishing to object to the plans can lodge a complaint with the council. [More]