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Why Solar Panels Are a Winner For Sports Clubs

Thursday 19 February 2015

solar energy for London Olympics

As negative press continues to spread about the six big energy companies, sports clubs and not-for-profit organisations are capitalising on the benefits that can be attained by investing in solar energy.  As budgets for charities and sports clubs can be tight, solar energy is a welcome solution to help significantly reduce their energy bills. 

Funding solar panels for your sports club

Run By The Sun having experience in completing PV solar systems for small community sports clubs to completing a grid connect solar energy project for the 2012 London Olympics.  Many of the athletes part of Team GB for those games will have first started at their local sports club and although the application process can be a little complex, Sport England has funding opportunities available to help nurture future sporting talent and create a world-class community sports structure.  Modernisation of facilities through energy savings can benefit everyone involved.

The benefits of solar panels for sports clubs

  1. Energy created by solar panels can help support the day-to-day running of your sports club, earning you money for the energy you generate as well as the energy you sell back to the grid through the government’s feed-in tariff scheme.  We estimate that energy exported back to the grid is 50% of the electricity generated.
  2. The amount of energy you generate depends upon the size and orientation of the array, where it is in the country and the time of year. We have experience of working on some difficult roof structures or shading issues that other companies walk away from.  By booking in a free consultation, our quote will provide you with an accurate annual prediction. 
  3. Solar PV systems are designed to be low maintenance.  However, faults can occur.  Run by the Sun have service agreements with leading manufacturers so that we can attend the site, diagnose the faults and arrange replacement parts for solar systems - even for systems that we did not originally install.  If you run a sports club that has already invested in solar panels and you’re looking for just some advice on how to further maximise the benefits of your investment, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Playing football, rugby, tennis or any sport is a lot more fun when your sports club is Run By The Sun.  If our blog has whet your appetite to invest in solar power, then please contact Simon to arrange a free site visit.