1,000 solar panels installed on the roof of the National Ice Centre and Capital FM Arena in Nottingham 12 months ago have reduced the building’s carbon footprint by 118 tonnes and cut almost £40k off energy bills in just one year.
The 250 kWp system, installed over six weeks last summer by Nottingham-based firm EvoEnergy, has generated 224,000 kWh of electricity since it’s completion at the end of September last year – 10 per cent more than predicted.
This adds up to an annual CO2 saving of 118,500 kilos for the 10,000-capacity venue, which consumes more than 4 MWh each year. The panels earned over £22k in Feed-in Tariff payments and saved at least £14k off energy bills too.
Lee Chadburn, Facilities Manager at National Ice Centre and Capital FM Arena Nottingham, said: “The PV system we’ve installed has exceeded our expectations in terms of the electricity savings we’d originally calculated so we’re really happy with how it’s performing.
“Having this system in place helps to ensure we can carry on making savings year-on-year, and allows us to be proud of our ‘Greener Arena’ status as an eco-friendly venue.”
Mark Kershaw, Project Manager for EvoEnergy, said: “The arena is one of Nottingham’s most recognisable landmarks so we are pleased and proud to showcase our work with such a prestigious client and venue.
“One year on, it’s great to see the impact that solar is having for the venue and to know that each time the world’s biggest entertainment stars perform in Nottingham, it’s clean, green solar power that’s helping them do so.”
Hire out the stunning, spacious function room within Nottingham’s iconic Canalhouse for FREE!
From a fully equipped private bar to modern projectors, their function room offers all the facilities needed for a seamless event.
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We’re counting down the days till #MeetGB Virtual⏱
It gives us the opportunity to host special one-to-one meetings with an array of international buyers.
Registration is still open for buyers. We hope to meet you! https://t.co/FlvrC560uG
Right in the heart of our city, find NTU’s city campus; a venue providing an array of bright, modern, and spacious meeting spaces.
NTU has been voted one of the most #sustainable universities so you will have peace of mind when using any of their facilities 💚. https://t.co/i10aPF9VgE
We are at @JusticeMuseum meeting with sales managers from across #Nottingham & #Nottinghamshire telling them about our upcoming activity and hearing about their future plans. It’s great to be networking again!🤝 https://t.co/tgK6ooF3AQ
Why Nottingham? 💚
What makes Nottingham unique is the compactness of the city. Your delegates will never have far to walk and will find their way around with ease. https://t.co/xKBlFoJxMp
Host a seamless event within this breath-taking Elizabethan mansion and parkland, iconic for its on-screen role as Wayne Manor 🎬.
Located only 3 miles from the city centre and accessible by regular buses, you won’t be far from popular city attractions and accommodation. https://t.co/BIn1643UhR
As our industry looks to the future, decisions such as where to host can have a positive impact on our environment🌍
Nottingham is on a mission to become UK’s first carbon-neutral city by 2028; these steps can already be seen through our green and clean public transport network. https://t.co/AIsxDWQ2Io
Happy New Year everyone! We’re looking forward to hosting amazing #events in #Nottingham this year and welcoming you to our great city and county 🎉
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A very Merry Christmas to all #eventprofs from #RobinHood @EzekialBone and everyone here @VisitNotts @MarketingNottm_ & @MeetInNotts ! 🎄
We can’t wait to meet you all in #Nottingham in the new year!
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Explore Nottingham after-hours and time your meeting or conference with some of the amazing events taking place in the city.
A look ahead at some of the great events taking place in the new year 👇. https://t.co/2Aae11RGqQ
We’re thrilled to be exhibiting at #MeetGB Virtual next year! This a fantastic event that gives us the opportunity to network with Top International Buyers 🤝. https://t.co/tDu3QRlCTM
If you’re after a lavish and classy backdrop to your event, look no further than @coppercafenottm.
Their meeting space has breath-taking views over the city and its own private bar, serving real ales and an extensive list of wines, spirits and soft drinks🥂. https://t.co/7VKae0eO56
When hosting an event in Nottingham, you won’t be far away from a range of fascinating, unique attractions waiting to be explored 📸.
It’s a city of history, culture and creativity, with a vibrant music and arts scene. https://t.co/UdkBlsfO7b
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Team up to take down zombies or rogue drones at the world’s first multiplayer, free-roam virtual reality arcade🤖.
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Why Nottingham? 💚
A city of leaders and legacy, known for its resilience, its compassion and its community spirit – just like its hero, Robin Hood.
Nottingham is a city with a rich past and a bright
Winner of CHS’ 2018 award for ‘Best Auditorium’ and shortlisted for ‘Best Onsite Audio Visuals’, @EMCCHotel provides phenomenal, versatile event spaces.
Their focus on smart intuitive technology allows for seamless, bespoke, stand-out events. https://t.co/1xrqEXh2qQ
Having hosted world-class music, comedy, and sporting events, @nottinghamarena is one venue that knows how to host incredible events!
They can cater to a bespoke event of 50 delegates in their modern suites, or up to 10,000 guests in their spectacular arena✨. https://t.co/eybSEkAmX3
We work closely with local businesses and service providers to create an unforgettable experience for your conference delegates and guests.
We’re thrilled to have a new partnership with @TreatKitchen – a Nottingham based food gifting company creating eye-catching sweet treats🍬 https://t.co/kwC52DSmNb
Host your next event at one of Nottingham’s iconic football grounds⚽.
With flexible, intimate suites comfortably holding up to 600 guests, the events team at @NFFC_Events can help to create a professional and organised event. https://t.co/agvGKUXqPW
Why Nottingham? 💚
Nottingham is a vibrant, welcoming city, rich in culture, therefore, a great choice for incentive travel programs or simply team-building.
Experience anything from world-class sports venues, to adventure activities, or to Michelin star restaurants!