Score shed and solar system

Scoreboard shed

Club member and top timber craftsman Greg has built the club an absolutely fantastic new shed for the scoreboard  at the start of 2015.

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The shed has an overhanging roof which keeps the scoreboard dry, and also provides some shade from the direct sun, making the score easier to read.    We also have a cover (not shown), which we put on at the end of every games to make sure everything stays dry and free from vandalism. Total cost of materials for this fantastic building were around £1200, but this is built to last.

Solar panel system

When Greg built the new score shed,  we needed a new power source.  As everything in the scoreboard actually runs on 12v or less, it is well suited to running from a solar system.  Ian M bought and installed a solar panel, controller and a large battery to run the system.  It has been in use all season, and worked perfectly. Ian invested around £220 for a solar panel system and battery (http://www.hollybrookps.co.uk/shed-cabin-solar-kits/100w-hps-easifix-shed-cabin-solar-kit.html).

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For those interested, the battery Ian used was a Lucas LX31MF Leisure Battery (110Ah).

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