25kW Solar PV & Battery Installation for Ewloe Social Club


A social club in Flintshire, Ewloe Social Club, is on the brink of becoming the first in the UK to achieve net-zero status. This pioneering move is thanks to a £45k grant from the Parc Adfer Community Benefit Fund, which has enabled the club to invest in solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage. The installation is expected to produce an impressive 20,920kwh per year of clean, renewable energy, significantly reducing CO2 emissions by over 4000 kg annually. This upgrade not only supports the club’s environmental goals but also ensures the provision of essential community services in a sustainable manner.


The first step was to assess the club’s energy needs and the feasibility of installing solar PV panels on the building’s flat roof. After thorough site inspections and consultations with the club’s management, we devised a plan to install a 25 kW solar PV array. The selected components included 60 high-efficiency 420W Trina panels and a 25 kW Solis inverter, chosen for their excellent performance and reliability. Additionally, three 13.5 kWh Tesla Powerwalls were specified to ensure optimal energy storage and usage.


The installation commenced with carefully placing the solar PV array on the building’s flat roof. The 60 Trina panels were securely mounted, ensuring maximum exposure to sunlight for optimal energy generation. These panels were connected to the 25 kW Solis inverter, which plays a crucial role in converting solar energy into usable electricity for the club’s facilities. The three Tesla Powerwalls were then installed, providing a robust storage solution for the generated solar energy. These Powerwalls are designed to reduce reliance on the national grid by storing excess solar power, making it available during periods when solar generation is low, such as during the night or cloudy days.


The outcome of this installation has been overwhelmingly positive. The Social Club in Ewloe now generates approximately 20,920kwh of renewable energy annually, equating to £5,858 of free electricity annually. This clean energy solution supports the club’s daily operations and contributes to the broader goal of environmental sustainability. The project has also provided the club with enhanced energy security and reduced electricity costs, freeing up resources to further benefit the community. The smooth execution of the installation process and the immediate benefits realised have left the club’s management delighted and optimistic about their sustainable future.

This successful project serves as a model for other social clubs and community organisations across North Wales aiming to achieve net-zero status.