Case Study

Racecourse gallops ahead in energy race with solar installation on new stables

Renowned local horseracing venue Beverley Racecourse has installed a state-of-the-art solar PV installation on its newly rebuilt stables – a significant milestone in the racecourse’s commitment to environmental stewardship and reducing its carbon footprint. 

State of the art solar installation will help racecourse achieve its environmental goals.

The 26-panel, 14.17kW solar PV system was installed by the UK’s fastest growing renewables installation company, Green Building Renewables, based in Dunnington, York.  

Located in the town of Beverley, the horseracing venue dates to the 18th century. It has undergone a significant development with the rebuilding of its 70-year-old stables, with the rebuilt stables showcasing state-of-the-art facilities and amenities tailored to meet the specific needs of the racehorses. From spacious stalls to advanced ventilation systems, the stables provide a safe and optimal environment for the horses to rest, train, and prepare for their races. 

A bold step

The solar installation, composed of high efficiency solar panels strategically positioned on the new stables, will harness the power of the sun to generate clean and renewable energy. By embracing solar technology, Beverley Racecourse has taken a bold step towards achieving its environmental goals. 

Head groundsman at Beverley Racecourse, John Morley said, “The new stables offer incredible facilities for the horses that race here. The racecourse has been a part of Beverley for over 300 years, and installing solar energy on the new stables ensures that we are now ensuring it for future generations.

“It is a real local success story to see the new stables built and the solar PV installed by other Yorkshire businesses from just down the road in Malton and Dunnington respectively.” 

The solar installation will benefit Beverley Racecourse through: 

  • Renewable energy generation
  • Carbon footprint reduction
  • Cost savings through on-site electricity generation reducing dependence on the grid and resulting in lower energy bills and increased financial efficiency. 
  • Educational opportunities: The solar installation at Beverley racecourse presents a unique educational platform for visitors, event attendees, and the local community. 

An example of future proofing

“We have built something special at the racecourse,” commented Simon Handley, contracts manager for Malton-based Transcore who rebuilt the stables.

“The reconstruction of the stables demonstrates the commitment of Beverley Racecourse to maintaining high standards and providing the best possible care for the horses.

“The addition of solar energy to the new stables ensures their long-term future. It was a great opportunity to work with another local businesses in helping the racecourse modernise.” 

The solar PV was installed by Yorkshire-based Green Building Renewables and managing director Chris Delaney added: “We are delighted to have installed solar and provide our services to such a well-known and historic local venue as Beverley Racecourse.

“The new stables not only show their commitment to the welfare of the horses and the jockeys at the racecourse but reflect its commitment to the environment both locally and nationally.

“They are a real example to other racecourses and sporting venues around the country on how they can future proof themselves against volatile energy prices and meet environmental targets.”