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Wall Heath school will save with solar set up
4:00pm Monday 21st October 2013 in News
A WALL Heath school has had solar panels installed to reduce its energy bills and boost its green credentials.
Maidensbridge Primary School, Beachcroft Road, can now generate its own electricity thanks to the solar photovoltaics (PV) system, which is owned and will be managed and run by Engynious Clean Power (UK) at no cost to the school.
The 47 kWp PV system is expected to generate 37 MWh of renewable electricity and save the school around 20 tonnes of carbon every year.
Headteacher, Andy Hale, said: “For several years now we have worked hard with the school community to reduce our energy consumption for both economic and environmental considerations. We are a leading school within the borough for energy conservation and this project was the next part of our long-term sustainability plan.”
He continued: “The school will gain by making savings in the energy budget along with helping to offset our carbon footprint and the children will directly benefit from this, along with being able to see at first-hand how the panels are generating power and what the pupils themselves can do to have an effect on the electricity usage in school.”
Engynious UK director, Gregor Loukidis, added: “This is a fantastic opportunity for schools to reap the benefits of solar power, to look at energy supply and reduce their energy bills and their carbon footprint at the same time. This project is a long-term partnership and will deliver schools an immediate saving and long-term benefits.”
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