The German arm of South Korean photovoltaic producer Hanwha Q CELLS has fitted a photo voltaic array on the roof of a UK soccer stadium.
Some 628 of the corporate’s Q.PLUS-G4 modules have been put in on the roof of Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium.
The 178.9 kW array joins an present 50 kWp array that was equipped in 2013 to create a complete rooftop PV system of 228.9 kW.
The venture – carried out by Oakapple Renewable Energy – additionally marks one of many UK’s first subsidy-free business energy buy agreements.
Doncaster Rovers play in League One of the English soccer league. The stadium turned the primary skilled soccer floor to undertake photo voltaic within the UK the 50 kW array was put in.
Since then, the membership says it has loved annual electrical energy invoice financial savings of greater than Â£3000 per 12 months and annual feed-in tariff funds of greater than Â£6000.
The energy buy settlement permits the membership to instantly buy the photo voltaic vitality produced at charges 25 per cent beneath grid-supplied vitality costs.
The photo voltaic modules will enable the membership to pay Â£zero.085 per unit of electrical energy below the brand new PPA, in comparison with a earlier value of Â£zero.110 per unit.
Sean Collier, Head of UK gross sales at Hanwha Q CELLS stated: “The reliability, excessive effectivity and excessive energy output of the photo voltaic modules will be certain that the membership can proceed to get pleasure from reasonably priced and clear electrical energy payments for a few years to come back.”
He added that with the information final week the UK feed-in tariff for brand new installations might shut in March 2019, “it’s vital that flagship initiatives resembling this one paved the way in transitioning the UK photo voltaic market to a post-FIT, sustainable and worthwhile PV panorama”.