Solarsense has completed a 50kWp solar installation at the Hand Stadium in North Somerset. The project, which will reduce Clevedon Town Football Club’s energy bill and carbon footprint, is thought to be the largest in the area.

The installation comprises more than 200 EMMVEE photovoltaic modules and will generate an estimated 44,000 kilowatt hours of solar electricity every year. This is enough to run the floodlights for all of the 3,500-capacity stadium’s home games this season.

Stadium owner, Mark Lewis, who purchased the venue nine months ago, has executed a major refurbishment including modernising the conferencing facilities, upgrading facilities in the Vibe nightclub, renovating the all-weather Astroturf pitch and upgrading the changing rooms.

“We have carried out an extensive programme of improvements to make the stadium a first-class facility for use by the local community as well as businesses and organisations. At the same time we want to substantially reduce our carbon emissions and the new solar energy system will go a long way towards helping us do that,” Lewis explained.

Richard Harris, Commercial Projects Manager for Solarsense, said: “As the leading local specialists in renewable energy, we are delighted to have been able to work with the Hand Stadium in achieving their goal of a more sustainable venue.”