Stafford Rangers Football Club has fitted a 50kWp rooftop installation on their stadium.
The English side has received the array free of charge from Renewable Energy Investments (REI), which then was fitted by developer’s installation partner Paramount Energy Solutions.
Stafford Rangers will now buy their electricity from REI’s Solar Power Purchase Scheme. With discounted rates, the football club are starting to see the benefits of having a 200 panel system on Marston Road.
Club chairman, John Bromley added: “It means we have more money to spend on players’ wages. We have already increased the manager’s budget as we prepare for next season”.
According to REI, Stafford Rangers will now save around £117,000 on electricity bills due to the installation’s 20 year life span.
REI’s projects director, Toby Smith commented: “Stafford Rangers are the perfect example of the benefits of our fully funded PV model”. He also added: “It also means that the club can cut its carbon footprint and help us achieve the Government’s renewable energy generation targets”.