Wokingham Borough Council has reiterated its commitment to renewable energy by installing two solar PV arrays on local schools. Both Bulmershe and Forest schools now boast an 11.97kWp system and a 10.26kWp system respectively.
The schools’ new solar systems are expected to produce over 18,000kWh of clean, green electricity for the schools, dramatically slashing their utility bills. As well as cutting energy bills, the solar arrays will help the schools significantly reduce their carbon footprints by saving around 10 tonnes of CO2 from being emitted every year.
The Bulmershe School Headteacher, Peter Lewis, stated that the project aims to emphasise to “young people and the wider community the importance of utilising green sources of energy whenever possible.”
The council turned to Sun & Alternative Technology Ltd to install the rooftop solar installations at the schools, after being impressed with their previous track record. Additionally, Carter Electrical Installation Ltd who boast considerable experience in the electrical aspect of installations were hired as a subcontractor. Despite being limited to only certain activities during working days, the firms were able to complete the site works in two days.
It is hoped that the renewable installation will serve as a talking point amongst students of the school and help engage them with renewable generation.