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Public Sector Case Study

PV panel Installation – The Watershed

Sports & Leisure facility in Kilkenny City, with a large electricity demand.

Project Overview

Company name:

The Watershed

Project actions:

Installation of 125 kWh PV panels

Finance source:


Additional funding:

SEAI BEC 2022 programme

% funding:


Grant amount:


Total project cost:


25-year savings:


Simple payback time:

12.6 years

The Watershed Leisure Centre opened to the public in 2008. It consists of a large pool and a small curved pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. The dry sports area consists of a substantial gym, aerobics hall, a sports hall, including dry changing facilities for the indoor and outdoor running tracks. External to the building is a flood light running track and an astro turf pitch. Although the building is relatively modern, built in 2008, it did not have any renewable energy systems in place to reduce energy demand from the grid. A large percentage of the site’s energy consumption is attributed to heating, particularly the heating required for the Watersheds two swimming pools.


Thanks to the installation of PV panels, The Watershed saved money and reduced its carbon footprint through the BEC 2022 Programme.
The installation of PV panels on the roof of the building, has led to a reduction in grid imported electricity on the site.

Low Energy Lighting
Annual Energy Savings

102,100 kWh

Hgv Fuel Effeciency Funding South East Energy Agency Ireland
Annual Savings


Reduced Carbon Emissions South East Energy Agency
Annual C02 Savings

33.8 tonnes