Run by the sun
Run by the sun

Community Solar Energy Installers Leicester

Solar panel installations for community groups

Community-led sustainable energy projects are on the increase across the UK. Local people coming together, through co-operative or other community ownership models can benefit from the positive social, environmental and economic impact that a well designed PV solar system can have on their community.

Solar energy for your sports club

Run by the Sun have been involved in several projects assisting community groups to install PV solar panel systems, and as a volunteer Director of Green Fox Community Energy Co-operative, Simon Butt is well placed to offer advice and assistance for community groups interested in PV solar.

Run by the sun
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Solar panels installed for new training centre in Burton-Upon-Trent

Burton Sailing Club’s new training centre was officially opened by Yachtswoman Tracey Edwards MBE (centre of photo) in April 2014. Burton sailing Club’s training centre is RYA approved and has already trained several hundred children and adults on many different sailing related courses.

The training centre is powered by a 1kWp PV solar system that charges a bank of batteries. The power is then used for LED Lighting and a 240 VAC circuit.

Utilising solar energy to help build a sustainable future 

Run by the Sun Ltd is passionate about helping community groups to benefit from PV Solar technology, regardless of the size of the project.

We offer a free of charge solar survey and consultation, where we can discuss whether PV solar is suitable for your project and what the costs and benefits might be.

Solar power projects for the community have included:

  • Installation of PV solar lighting and energy systems for several allotment societies.
  • PV solar installations on Schools and colleges.
  • Solar Powered training centre for Burton Sailing Club.
  • PV solar systems for Nature Reserves and Environmental Charities.
  • Off grid solar systems for charities working with persons with learning disabilities.