Sun-powered roof for Worthing bowls club

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A WORTHING bowls club has scored a “hot shot” success with a sun-powered energy system at its Pavilion Road headquarters.

Worthing Pavilion Bowling Club will be saving up to £5,000 a year, thanks to more than 200 solar panels which have been installed on 377 sq. yds of the club’s western roof slope.

Club chairman Malcolm Gilbey said: “It will assist with combating the ever-increasing rise of fuel costs, which are only set to get worse, and that is crucial at times like this to our beloved sport.”

And Emotion Energy Bournemouth Ltd installed the 50kw solar photo voltaics system at no cost to the club.

This will provide potentially 45,000 units of electricity per annum for the next 25 years, with the club being able to use as much energy produced and generated through the system 365 days a year, only during daylight hours.

Emotion Energy Bournemouth is paid through the Government’s Feed in Tariff for each unit generated. The company has installed similar projects into 30 other bowls clubs.

Craig New, from Emotion Energy Bournemouth, said: “Emotion will also be monitoring and maintaining the system for the full length of the contract, which provides our company with work for the next 25 years, which is unheard of.”

The bowls club welcomes all new potential membership enquiries to Mr Gilbey on 01903 820079/260050.