PV developer Dragon Energy Solutions has successfully added a 250kWp PV system on the training facility at the Parc y Scarlets rugby stadium located in Llanelli, South Wales.
The project is believed to be the largest PV array installed on a sports facility in the UK.
The installation is located on the SSW-facing roof of the Scarlets Indoor Training Centre, located next to the stadium. Power generated by the array is inverted back into the centre and is then transferred over to the Parc y Scarlets stadium through cabling set up between the two facilities.
Rob Gammon, managing director of Dragon Energy Solutions, said: “The Scarlets PV installation is a significant project and is the first of many other similar sized projects we are currently planning throughout South Wales and beyond.”
BayWa r.e. Solar Systems supplied the materials for the project and offered technical support over the three-week construction period, while Dragon Energy Solutions installed the array.
The PV system, which is made up of 980 JA Solar 255Wp polycrystalline modules, is now expected to generate 239,841kWh/year of electricity.