Solar Installation Project

The installation of more than 1,000 solar panels has begun at Utilita Bowl.

The install process is the first major step of our venue’s journey to become the world’s greenest cricket ground, as part of an industry-leading partnership with energy supplier Utilita Energy.

What impact will installing 1,000 solar panels have?

By installing over 1,000 solar panels, Utilita Bowl will be capable of generating around 25 percent of the electricity used in the stadium each year, more than enough to cover the electricity consumed during match days!

How much energy will be generated?

This solar PV array will generate 381,829kwh per year.  As well as save 80 tonnes of carbon per year – the same level of emissions produced by driving 301,855 miles in the average passenger vehicle.

When will the project begin?

The project will begin from Tuesday 18th June, following planning approval from Eastleigh Borough Council, and over the coming weeks the venue will see 1,044 solar panels installed across five buildings at Utilita Bowl.

Details of the project

Works will start on the Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie Stand, before moving around the venue across the Shane Warne Stand, Arthur Holt Pavilion & Hampshire Wellbeing Centre and then installing over 600 panels across Hilton Southampton - Utilita Bowl.

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