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Focus on Fleming Park
Fleming Park is the Council's largest energy consumer and to manage the costs we embarked on a programme to generate as much of its heat and electricity requirements as possible.
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) District Energy
CHP is a highly efficient process that captures and utilises the heat that is a by-product of the electricity generation process.
In 2007 Eastleigh Borough Council installed a CHP gas turbine at Fleming Park and the heat is used to warm the Leisure Centre and the nearby Civic Offices via a district energy scheme.
The boiler at Fleming Park has been disguised by the mural which fronts the CHP plant in the car park.
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Panels
The largest solar photovoltaic (PV) panel install we have done is at Fleming Park. 288 solar panels were installed on the Leisure Centre roof which generate over 62,000 kWh per year. Enough electricity to power around 18 homes for a year.
By producing energy in this renewable form the scheme will avoid producing approximately 34,000 kg of CO2 per year which is equivalent to an average car travelling over 102,000 miles. Visit the Leisure Centre solar panel portal where you can see how much electricity is being produced in real time.
If you are interested in PV then visit our renewable energy pages for lots of information on what options and grants are available.
Follow this link to find out what activities are available at Fleming Park Leisure Centre