Derbyshire to harness solar power in quest to become environmentally sustainable cricket outfit

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Derbyshire has reinforced its commitment for The 3aaa County Ground to become a more environmentally sustainable venue by agreeing a ground-breaking partnership with Custom Solar.

The Chesterfield-based renewable energy company will be installing 550 solar panels on the roofs of the Elite Performance Centre and the 3aaa Pavilion as part the Club’s overall ground development project.

The panels, which will be installed this month, will help significantly reduce the club’s energy costs by up to 30 per cent per year and help drive long-term sustainability.

Chief Executive, Simon Storey said: “The club are always looking to find ways we can operate more efficiently in order to increase our investment in cricket.

“Not only will the addition of solar panels help drastically reduce our energy bill costs, it will also modernise the ground and, as a club in the heart of the community, reduce our carbon footprint as we drive to become an environmentally sustainable venue.

“We’re delighted to announce this ground-breaking partnership with Custom Solar. They are a local Derbyshire-based company who are specialists in solar technology and during the rigorous selection process, they demonstrated their expertise and experience in this area.”

Custom Solar Director, Matthew Brailsford said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be working alongside Derbyshire County Cricket Club. It provides an amazing opportunity to deploy solar into an environment that will be enjoyed and utilised by people of all ages for decades to come.

“The partnership, however, is not just about the installation of a solar system it shows the intentions of Custom Solar and Derbyshire to focus on the future and to provide a sustainable platform for future generations.”

To find out more about how Custom Solar has saved Derbyshire County Cricket Club money and how they can save money for your business, please contact Kerry Schofield on kerry.schofield@derbyshireccc.com.