Scotland's First Green Football Club

Published: Friday 29 Apr 2016 by Fife Economy Partnership

Newly crowned SPFL League 2 winners, East Fife Football Club is to become Scotland's first green football club.

 

Levenmouth Community Energy Project is working with the club to improve their green credentials by fitting solar panels next to Bayview Stadium.

 

The panels will transform an area of derelict land adjacent to the stadium into a key aspect of the project.  They'll provide green electricity to a microgrid supplying a number of buildings on the business park at Methil.  The electricity generated will be used in the local production of hydorgen, for energy storage and to fuel the hydrogen fleet.

 

Levenmouth Commununity Energy Project aims to position Fife as a global leader in clean energy,  The Hydogen Office in Methil will become a world-class demonstrator of hydrogen applications generated from renewable sources.

 

The partners behind the Project, which is led by Bright Green Hydrogen, are delighted that East Fife Football Club has come on board.  George Archibald, chief executive at Bright Green Hydrogen said: "We're delighted to work with East Fife FC, Scotland's first 'green' football club on this project.  The electrivcity that the solar panels will generate is a vital part of the Levenmouth Community Energy Project."

 

Levenmouth Community Energy Project is expected to bring significant economic benefits to the area.  It's widely considered as a valuable demonstration of how hydrogen can address two of Scotland's most significant energy challenges - low carbon transport and energy storage.

 

Other key partners are Fife Council and Toshiba.

 

Chair of Levenmouth Area Committee, Cllr Tom Adams, said: "This is great news for the club and the area as a whole.

 

" This innovative project will bring many benefits to the area.  It's hoped it will reduce and eventually eliminate fuel poverty in Levenmouth."

 

For more information on the project visit www.brightgreenhydrogen.org.uk or email info@thehydrogenoffice.com

 

Alison Laughlin, Economic Adviser 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 22 78 Contact Alison Laughlin online
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