Northgate Arena Solar PV Installation

Towards the end of last year, we made our second visit to Northgate Arena to complete the 153 kWp solar PV system. The system took around a week to install as it consisted of 340 x Longi Solar, LR4-72HPH-450M solar panels connected to half the amount of optimizers as they connect to two solar panels each. The strings were then connected to the 2 x Solar Edge 50K Manager inverters which were installed undercover inside the building.

The 153 kWp solar PV system is estimated to produce around 124.61 MWh of energy and save 29 tonnes of carbon emissions every year which is the equivalent of over 1,300 trees being planted. Brio Leisure is helping the environment massively by going solar at most of their leisure centre’s in Cheshire.

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Equivalent Trees Planted

We owe a massive thanks to Qwest Services for making this project happen. Qwest services manage the Council’s Capital Works repair and maintenance schedules. Northgate Arena is now part of the schedule.  Northgate Arena and all the other buildings involved are identified as being the most appropriate for the installation of Air Source Heat Pumps, Hybrid Heating Systems, Solar PV (Photovoltaic), also known as a solar electric system, and/or light-emitting diode (LED) lighting. Cheshire West & Chester Council’s main goal is to become carbon neutral by the year 2045 and we want to be a part of helping them in doing this.

There are plenty of ways for the whole family to get fit and have fun at Northgate Arena!

Northgate Arena is home to two swimming pools – a training pool that’s perfect for your little ones swimming lessons, and a leisure pool with a water slide that’s great for a splash around! The spacious gym has some of the latest equipment in it, including the Synrgy 360XL functional frame that lets you work your whole body. The centre also has a large fitness class timetable full of variety, so there are lots of different ways to get active at Northgate Arena!

Northgate Arena Solar Panel System Photo 17


Solar Panel

Longi Solar LR4-72HPH x 340


12 Year Warranty for Materials and Processing

25 Year Warranty for Extra Linear Power Output




2094 x 1038 x 35mm


23.5 kg


Solaredge 50k Manager x 2


P950 x 170

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