Bristol Sport’s Ashton Gate Stadium, home to Bristol Football Club and Bristol Rugby, has partnered with Bristol City Council to install solar PV panels on one of its stands as part of a major refurbishment of the ground. The 460-panel system, installed on the stadium’s West Stand, will provide 117kW of energy for the sports venue, generating more than 95,000kWh of energy a year. It is expected to reduce the stadium’s carbon emissions by 20%, cutting the energy bill by £150,000 over a 20-year period. The installation was made possible through a partnership between Bristol City Council and Bristol Sport – the stadium’s owner – as part of a bold pledge by the former European Green Capital to be running entirely on clean energy by 2050.
Edie 27th July 2016 read more »