Photon Energy installed a 165.55 kWp photovoltaic (PV) system at Hart Leisure Centre, Fleet, Hants, working alongside Willmott Dixon. This installation was shortlisted by SPP for 'Commercial Rooftop Solar PV Project' 2017.

Details of the installation

The system comprises of 602 Trina monocrystalline black 275W PV modules mounted in a single area on the pitched standing seam roof of new state-of-the-art leisure centre built by Willmott Dixon for Hart District Council in Fleet, Hampshire. The modules positioned on the south-facing roof over-looking the access road, are on full view to the public, thereby raising awareness of Hart District Council’s commitment to reducing carbon emissions. 

The modules connect to Solis inverters, located on a flat roofed open plant area, designed for ease of access. An energy generation meter is connected to the building’s management system (BMS), enabling remote monitoring of the PV system.

The system is expected to generate around 152,390 kWh of energy per annum and save 77.84 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.

Hart Leisure Centre represents a £23 million flagship leisure facility built by Willmott Dixon for Hart District Council in Fleet to help improve the health of the local community.

The large facility, which boasts an energy efficient roof and sustainable timber detailing, provides Hart District Council with three swimming pools, as well as a 130 station gym, climbing wall, coffee shop, multiple sports pitches and sports hall.

Brian Woodford, Services Manager at Willmott Dixon said: “It was a pleasure to work with Photon Energy, their project managers and site team were very professional throughout the design and installation process. We’re very happy with the quality of the end result and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again on future projects.”

Equipment Summary

  • System size: 165.55 kWp
  • PV modules: Trina 275W
  • Inverters: Solis
  • Mounting system: K2 Systems