Mount Batten Watersports Centre, Plymouth Energy Community

Mount Batten Watersports Centre, Plymouth Energy Community

Plymouth Energy Community (PEC) understands that solar panels can be very beneficial – both financially and environmentally – helping reduce the community’s reliance on fossil fuels, lower its energy bills and educate local people

SunGift worked closely with PEC to design and install a 50kW system at the Mount Batten Watersports Centre in Plymouth, Devon.

Ideally located on the outdoor education centre’s south facing roofs, the system generates more than 44,000kW of electricity per year (that’s enough to power 13 homes).

Designed for performance and longevity

SunGift’s design experts specified high-quality JASolar panels, Solar edge Inverters and Power Optimisers, and a K2 roof-mounting system to ensure a high-quality system that produces the maximum amount of energy.

As part of PEC’s ‘solar-power community-share scheme’, local people have collectively invested in the panels. This means that they own the scheme and get a regular return on their investment while the centre gets the benefit of cheaper energy and lower emissions.

Solar is perfectly suited to communities that have buildings with plenty of available roof space like the Mount Batten Centre.


Number of solar panels: 182

System size: 50 kWp

Electricity generation per year: 44,145

Year of installation: 2014