With energy-intensive fitness machines and high numbers of users throughout extensive all-day schedules, leisure facilities are often subject to significant power demands. Typically, they open early in the morning and close late at night, with spikes in their energy usage in the early evenings as people finish work. Therefore, leisure facilities need to have a constant supply of power throughout the day and a lot of the night, while still effectively accounting for these spikes in activity.
In such circumstances, the shortcomings in an inefficient energy plan can quickly stack up, meaning that leisure facilities staff can find themselves with hefty and unwelcome bills. Solar power can help offset these massive power demands, by providing a steady, limitless source of energy that provides these facilities with measurable financial benefits. Excess power can be stored for when it’s needed most (such as those intensive evening slots), or even sold to the government using the Feed In Tariff. What’s more, a solar panel solution is fantastic for the environment, and can provide all these benefits while drastically reducing each facility’s carbon footprint.
Like most, David and Johanna, franchisees of their business, wanted to make the most of their opportunity and maximise their profits. As their business was also heavily reliant on guests...
Whether you’re a single site business or a multi-site leisure group, a self-funded solar PV system is a great idea. It will help you to save money on one of your biggest bills – electricity, and give you the opportunity for a second income stream via the Government’s feed-in tariff.
If you’re part of a larger multi-site group, you may also be able to benefit from free solar, through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). If successful, you’ll have a free solar PV system installed and maintained for 20-40 years. Benefits include zero initial costs and reduced electricity costs from then on, as you purchase your generated electricity at an extremely affordable pre-agreed rate.
For the ultimate in cutting-edge solutions, why not pair your solar panels with our other renewable energy solutions? LED Lighting and Infrared Heating can save you thousands too.
"There was really no other option than solar PV. Not only does it help us meet all our financial targets, it also gives us peace of mind that we’re doing something great for the environment."Joanna and David, Franchisees, Bellingham Camping and Caravan Club