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Coventry GC Installs 16 Solar PV Panels
- Published: Thursday, 29 December 2011 11:21
Coventry Golf Club has cut its electricity bills by 25 per cent, and will be paid over £50,000 by the government for doing so, after it installed a 16-panel solar PV construction on its clubhouse roof.
The club, which has also brought in LED light sources and low energy compact fluorescent for the clubhouse entrance, occupancy detectors for the offices and improved metering throughout the clubhouse, carried out an energy audit prior to the work, and will receive £1,500 per year for the next 25 years as part of the government’s feed-in tariff (FiT) scheme.
“Coventry Golf Club undertook a complete survey of energy usage in all areas of the clubhouse and greenkeepers’ compound,” said Phil Weaver, PGA professional at the club. “From an environmental standpoint, this has been hugely beneficial as well as delivering very substantial short and log-term cost savings. Understandably in these economically challenging times, golf clubs nationwide are focusing on all cost centres. To me, helping to save the planet while saving money at the same time is an absolute ‘no-brainer’.”
Source Golf Club management
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