Schools love Solarcentury
By Laura Elahi on January 14, 2011
Solarcentury’s Solar4Schools programme is still going strong following its launch in 2008.
The aim of Solar4Schools is to get solar electricity into the heart of communities. And thanks to the efforts of Solarcentury PV installations on schools and colleges are being used to help educate the next generation about the importance of renewable energy.
Schools which join the initiative get access to a range of lesson plans to help pupils learn about the benefits of low carbon energy. Teaching kits are also offered.
To date, the programme has helped no less than 260 schools in the UK generate electricity and C02 savings from solar photovoltaics.
The latest schools to sign up are in the London borough of Merton.
Merton Council has this week launched the first of three solar powered schools, at Haslemere Primary in south London. The solar will not only provide clean renewable energy to the schools but also generate an income and provide savings; collectively around £8,000 a year for the council for 25 years.
Published by Laura Elahi on January 14th, 2011