Gur Ritchie plans to install solar panels across his country estate. Image: Daily Mail

Solar panels could be the next must-have item for homeowners looking to live the celebrity lifestyle, as Guy Ritchie - director of Sherlock Holmes and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - has become the latest star to come out in support of renewables, outlining his own plans to add 200 solar PV panels to his sprawling country retreat.Skilled solar, electrical and renewable engineers could soon be in greater demand, as celebrity film director Guy Ritchie has expressed his support of renewable energy by submitting plans to erect over 200 solar panels at his exclusive country pile. According to The Daily Mail, Ritchie - director of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - has applied to his local county council, requesting permission to install enough photovoltaics to power his mansion, Ashcombe House, completely using green energy. Apparently the multimillionaire is keen to install solar panels sooner rather than later to benefit from tax breaks offered under the government's green deal. However, officials may not grant permission for the development as the estate falls within a protected wildlife zone, meaning work can only go ahead if officials deem local wildlife and grass species would not suffer as a result.Solar firms and energy experts say celebrity interest in green technology could help encourage homeowners to turn green too, potentially creating more demand for solar panels, biomass boilers and underfloor heating, and - of course - skilled installers. Able Skills are a leading provider of construction training, with classes delivered by time-served tradesmen at our two plumbing centres, two gas centres, two electrical centres and our individual plastering, tiling, carpentry, bricklaying and decorating centres. We offer approved training on behalf of City & Guilds, the Construction Awards Alliance and more. And we are members of the Solar Trade Association, the Ground Source Heath Pump Association and the Renewable Energy Association - so we're able to offer expert training in renewables. Why not train in renewables with Able Skills and - who knows? - maybe you could end up installing solar panels for a well-known celeb.