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EHDC Councillors Support Clanfield Bowls Club Solar Panels Project

  • Author: Teresa Attlee
  • Published: 7th September 2022
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EHDC Councillors Support Clanfield Bowls Club Solar Panels Project

Clanfield Bowls & Sports Club members are celebrating the installation of solar panels to their clubhouse roof thanks to the generosity of East Hants District Councillors. The club is a charity, run entirely by volunteers, who have been looking at ways to reduce the heating bills and carbon footprint.

A club spokesperson commented:

“This year, with the energy crisis starting to bite, and the costs of materials and labour rising at an alarming rate, we decided to press ahead and install a 6.6Kwh system at a cost of just under £8000.

“A Heating & Energy Efficiency review, commissioned last year, confirmed that solar panels could reduce our costs by some £800pa and our carbon emissions by at least one tonne pa.”

The club sought advice from Lisa Clements (EHDC Community Development Officer) about funding opportunities from the local councillors. Once the club committee had received positive pre-application advice from EHDC, their landlord Clanfield Parish Council, gave its blessing to the project. Applications for funding were met with a great response with Cllr Agate, Cllr Evans, Cllr Gottlieb, Cllr Hatter, Cllr Moon and Cllr Woodard each agreeing to commit support.

The solar panels were installed on the morning of 24 August and by that evening all cooking in the club was done using energy generated by the solar panels!

Clanfield Bowls & Sports Club will be arranging a ‘solar panels launch’ in due course when they will be able to show Councillors and others the benefit of renewable energy.

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EHDC Councillors Support Clanfield Bowls Club Solar Panels Project

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