Hemsworth Rugby Club has seen its fair share of changes through the years, from humble beginnings at local pubs to owning their own Clubhouse, playing fields and training areas.

Thanks to the foresight of the club committee and a funding contribution from Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Hemsworth RUFC can now add the installation of a 20kWp Solar Photovoltaic system to the club’s assets.

Working alongside CTS Solar, the committee opted to install Sharp Polycrystalline modules with an SMA Tripower inverter. CTS solar predicts that the new system will make a considerable dent in the club’s electricity costs and the returns from the feed-in tariff will help to fund the running of the club and potentially lead to the purchase of new equipment and resources.

Brian May, Club President Member said: “Hemsworth RUFC is active within the local community and we are dedicated to promoting the sport as well as providing a great facility for everybody to access. The Solar PV system will support this commitment as well as provide an example to the community that the club is taking measures to reduce its environmental impact.”