VIKINGS MAKE THE SWITCH TO SOLAR ENERGY
The installation of a solar power panel system is now complete at Lanyon Vikings. The system will provide renewable energy to the club and reduce our carbon footprint.
The Vikings Group in its corporate principles and processes aim to maintain and improve the environment through careful use of resources, avoidance of waste and responsible conduct in all environmental issues. The investment in solar energy is an example of our commitment to this.
“We wanted to go solar because we wanted to make a difference and feel good about it”, said CEO Anthony Hill. “A club uses a lot of power, but we don’t want to deplete our resources, we want to reduce our carbon footprint.”
The solar panel program will initially be rolled at Lanyon Vikings with future plans to go solar across all four Vikings. Through the program Members in the Lanyon Vikings club will now for the first time be able to view real time energy harvesting data via an internal monitor which is highly interactive and user friendly.
“Our decision to go solar was inevitable as we have a highly educated and socially conscious Member base, and our customers and staff support this initiative. In conjunction we have a large flat roof making us an ideal candidate for solar power,” Hill added.
Having solar power will result in reduced consumption of fuels, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. By using this alternative source, Vikings further expresses our participation in the battle against global warming and our society’s dependence on fossil fuels.
HOW DOES SOLAR POWER ACTUALLY WORK?
Solar is a renewable energy resource that uses photovoltaic (PV) systems to create electricity. A solar PV system uses light to generate electricity, which can then power our club.
Step 1: Sunlight is absorbed into the silicon structure.
Step 2: Electrons are ‘knocked loose’.
Step 3: Electrons flow freely through the panel structure due to the doped silicon semiconductor layers.
Step 4: Flowing electrons means current flow to power you equipment.