The Ark, located in Poole Park, Poole in Dorset is a family favourite in the town as a result of the award-winning leisure activities it offers families – no matter what the weather holds.
A soft play area for children up to eleven years old, an ice-rink and a cafe over looking the lake and more, it is no surprise it is so popular. However, with these and other activities comes high energy bills and that is why the company contacted NGPS Limited who fitted a solar panel system In January.
Pictured: The Arc and the stunning backdrop of Poole Park Lake
The Arc has been fitted with 96 SolarWorld panels, each with its own Enphase micro-inverter for added energy generation, by as much as 15% per panel. The micro inverters also enable hour by hour generation reports via a free downloadable App.
The installation was carefully considered, given the location and its popularity with the local wildlife. Even though the panels are self-cleaning, a walkway has been created through the centre to offer easy access should it ever require added cleaning support.