Dyke Golf Club Tees Off With Solar Project
Dyke Golf Club is one of the finest courses in the South, with panoramic views out to sea and across the South Downs National Park. The club is located 4 miles from Brighton and is open all year around
BHESCo was engaged to find a sustainable solution to the energy needs of Dyke Golf Club’s maintenance equipment shed. Among other things, the site needs electricity for water drainage pumps, an intruder alarm, heaters, flood lights, and high pressure cleaning tools.
The building is ‘off-grid’ which means it is not connected to the mains electricity supply, and had been running entirely off of a diesel generator. This type of generator emits not only carbon dioxide but also nitrous oxide and hazardous particulates as well.
Initially, BHESCo considered a wind power project because of the elevation and strong wind speeds of the site, but we soon realised this would not be feasible due to the high costs of planning permission.
Instead we shifted our focus to solar power, which is ideal for off-grid properties and for this reason is used in many rural locations.
Following a survey of the site, BHESCo project managed the installation of a 7.68kW rooftop solar array, as well as a battery storage system and energy saving LED lighting. We financed the measures on behalf of Dyke Golf Club using our ‘Pay-As-You-Save’ financing, with a lease payback term agreed for 20 years.
For this project we partnered with Sunstore – Solar Power Solutions.