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Adam Henson helps Stow Black and Whites go green

PUBLISHED: 15:31 20 March 2012 | UPDATED: 21:06 20 February 2013

Adam Henson helps Stow Black and Whites go green

Adam Henson helps Stow Black and Whites go green

Adam Henson popped in to Stow Rugby Club recently to help install solar PV panels on the rugby club roof

Adam Henson helps Stow Black and Whites go green

Adam Henson popped in to Stow Rugby Club recently to help install solar PV panels on the rugby club roof.

The 135-year-old club is bringing itself bang up to date by investing

50 000 in solar PV to reduce the clubs energy bills, reduce the clubs carbon footprint and secure its energy supply for the future.

The investment, with the consent of the Clubs committee, will ensure the Club house operates efficiently and sustainably.

Helping Adam were two members of the successful U-10 team in full kit: Adams son Alfie and fourth generation Stow member Jack Harrison. Im Stow born and bred, says Adam, and the rugby club featured strongly in my youth. Now that the likes of Alfie and Jack are coming up through the rugby club, its great to know thats its future is being secured through great, sustainable initiatives like this.

The installation is being overseen by local solar PV specialist MyPower. Ben Harrison (Jacks Dad), who heads up MyPower says, Installing solar PV still offers a fantastic return on investment as solar costs have reduced significantly to counter-balance the planned reduction in government feed in tariffs.

Solar PV is a great option for sports and similar clubs, business and organisations as well as domestic premises as its such a green, long-term option. Stow Rugby Club is the first in the area to take up this initiative and, like its players on the pitch, is leading the field.

Dave Oughton, U-17 Coach and Stow Ruby Club Committee member, adds,

Adam is a great supporter of the club - its because people like Adam and Ben care so much about the club that we can be so forward thinking. This is a major project for the club but one which will reap returns for us for many years and help secure our future. Things are looking good for the club with some outstanding results this season like the U-10s beating Bath U-10s by 20 points to 15 away at bath recently!

Picture: Adam Henson and Stow U-10 team members Alfie Henson and Jack Harrison, along with Ben Harrison from MyPower helping to install the Solar panels on Stow Rugby Club Roof.

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