Cool solar savings for Nottingham ice rink

The National Ice Centre and Capital FM Arena in Nottingham cut their carbon footprint by more than 118 tonnes in the last year with a set of solar panels. With 1,000 […]

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By Vicky Ellis

The National Ice Centre and Capital FM Arena in Nottingham cut their carbon footprint by more than 118 tonnes in the last year with a set of solar panels.

With 1,000 panels, the solar system has now been on the rooftop for a year, cutting almost £40,000 off the centre’s energy bills so far.

Nottingham installer EvoEnergy put up the 250 kWp array in six weeks last summer.

Generating 224,000 kWh of electricity since the end of September, it has created 10% more power than predicted.

Lee Chadburn, Facilities Manager at the venues said: “Having this system in place helps to ensure we can carry on making savings year-on-year, and allows us to be proud of our ‘Greener Arena’ status as an eco-friendly venue.”