Energy Project

As part of our Going Green activities we have installed Phase 1 of our 27kWp Solar Panel Programme. 66 Solar Edge panels have been installed on our Covered Shooting Area. 

With a total outlay of £34,000, Gloucestershire County Council and thanks to the Severn Wye Energy Agency, the European Union Development Fund combined to cover almost 2/3 of the total costs.  Due to the conditions of the grants we opted not to install batteries but to export all unused electricity to the grid. 

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The net result is that we generate far more electricity than we use and that we actually generate a positive annual income to support our environmental projects. 

We also installed LED lighting and other energy efficient mechanisms.  Recycling has also become a general practice, refurbishing our bosses and using the waste/used items to create field course safety backstops, using recycled stone and wood to maintain our field course. Also repairing target faces, loaning used bow and general archery equipment free of charge, making arrow pens from damaged arrows, manning our own leather tabs to list just a few of our initiatives.

Our Men-in-Sheds team work with our neighbours who recycle building and waste materials to resource as many maintenance and development materials as we can. We also accommodate other local groups such as Bowls, Astronomy and Radio Controlled Car Racing.

Future plans include converting our toilets to use grey water, installing further solar panels and a more efficient heating system.