Solar Panels installed at Ames Levett Sports Centre on Club’s journey to ‘Net Zero’

Thursday 23rd May 2024

Kent Cricket

Solar Panels installed at Ames Levett Sports Centre on Club’s journey to ‘Net Zero’

Greenman Solar, a Kent-based business, has installed 200 solar PV panels on the roof of the Ames Levett Sports Centre at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence in Canterbury.

The panels will significantly reduce the Club’s energy costs and help drive the journey to Net Zero.

The installation will allow the ground to become a more environmentally sustainable venue, reducing its carbon footprint by nearly 18 tonnes of CO2 per year.

Nimmo Reid, Director of Operations at Kent Cricket, said: “We’re delighted with the solar panel installation; it is a real win-win for us, reducing our energy costs, as we’ll consume around 60% of the generated solar energy, as well as reducing the carbon footprint across the operation.

“The whole installation was completed efficiently and with virtually no disruption to the operation – a job well done!”

The project was delivered over the winter months, to minimise impact across the site, as well to ensure that the Club could start the new season delivering savings.

Karl Smith, Finance Director at Kent Cricket, said: “With the payback at around four years, the decision to install solar panels was easy.

“Our energy consultants Utilitas Solutions recommended Greenman Solar, and I’m pleased they did as the team really helped us get the right size system and make sure we are set-up to save long-term.”

If you’re interested to find out how your business can reduce energy costs and reduce your carbon footprint, contact Greenman Solar.


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