Location: Portland, Dorset.
Aim: The installation of a 10kWp array of solar PV panels on the Osprey Leisure Centre in Portland.
Background: Osprey Leisure Centre is an ex-Navy building which was taken over by South Dorset Community Sports Trust in 2007 to provide recreation and sports facilities for the local community.
Activities: This was the first project to be funded by carbon reduction charity PURE the Clean Planet Trust using donations from British Airways passengers to BA’s One Destination Carbon Fund.
Results: The electricity generated by the solar array has reduced Osprey Leisure Centre’s electricity bill by over 10%. It is estimated that, at current energy prices, the panels will generate around £125,000 of energy savings and feed-in tariff payments over the next 25 years.
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