Stower Provost School have recently installed solar photovoltaic panels to their assembly hall. The school will be taking advantage of the generous government feed-in-tariff scheme as well as reducing their electricity bills and their impact on the environment by reducing CO2 emissions. The work was carried out by Wessex Renewable Energy, part of the Wessex Group of companies that include Wessex Electricals and Wessex Fire and Security based in North Dorset.
The photovoltaic array consisted of twelve 180wp mono crystalline panels that will provide the school with a peak output of 2.16kWp, a CO2 saving of 1 ton per year and a financial income of approximately £1,000 per year.
As part of the school’s ‘Eco Week’, Wessex Renewable Energy (WRE) were invited back to the school to provide a presentation to the children which included a video and slide show explaining the basics of PV and renewable energy and also explained to the children how they can read the generation meter which shows how well the system is performing. Pictured with the children on the left is Kate Andrews (WRE Surveyor) and Thomas Mortimer (WRE Manager).
The highlight of the day was when the Wessex staff went out into the playground and the children were provided with educational toys to play with such as solar powered helicopters, fans and lights. The children all went home with a certificate of attendance and the school were delighted with the special event and the promotion of renewable energy to their pupils.