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Tonbridge & Malling

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Solar Panel Installation

Project Overview

Located in West Malling, Addington Village Cricket Club runs both junior and senior cricket teams. The club were awarded £5,000 towards the installation of solar panels on their south facing sports pavilion roof.


  • Secured funding from other sources 
  • Developed new relationships with other organisations 
  • Brought organisation closer to Net Carbon Zero performance 
  • Provided recognition for work they do in the local community 

“The Active Kent & Medway contribution acted as the pump priming catalyst to provide confidence for others to invest”.

Addington Village Cricket Club Member

Key Learning

Understanding energy costs 

image of cricket pitchLook at ways you can identify energy consumption and track daily or weekly readings to understand the peaks and troughs of energy usage. Use this to identify where reductions could create the most saving. Sport England have created a useful guide to reducing energy costs.  

Volunteer support 

Get volunteers on board to support you with your project. Find members who have an interest and want to learn more about the subject; their enthusiasm and encouragement will bring new ideas and push the project forward.  

Next Steps 

The club continues to work towards a net carbon zero performance through a rainwater harvesting system, LED lighting, solar installation and planting of over 2,500 trees and hedges. The club have delivered training and demonstrations for their rainwater harvesting facility and plan to continue these with their solar project so other communities can see what is achievable. 

If you’d like to find out more about Addington’s sustainability project, please contact the club at addington.villagecc@gmail.com