Solar panels

9th September 2020

Solar Panels for Broadmayne School!

Earlier this year, the FABS  were delighted to be awarded a grant of £1900 towards 12 new solar panels which were mounted on the school roof this summer. The grant from Low Carbon Dorset, funded by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and run by Dorset Council, contributed 40% of the overall costs of the project.

The PTA which raises funds to support our school also takes responsibility for the running of our open-air school community swimming pool. The new panels will help reduce the running costs of the pool, which is used both by ourchildren, and by the general public over the summer holidays. During the winter, energy generated will also help the school reduce its carbon footprint.

Costs for panels were kept down with the help of local contractor Tincleton Solar Systems and Templegate Electrical Supplies who also donated a free Wi-fi Connection for the new system which will help the children monitor and record the energy generated by the new panels.

The panels are expected to generate over 3KWh of electricity per annum saving the PTA and the school nearly £8,000 over the next 20 years.

As a Green Flag Eco School we are really pleased to welcome this addition to our drive to make our school as eco friendly as possible.  We are really grateful to the FABS for all the work they do to help us keep our wonderful swimming pool open for our children and the wider community, and the solar panels will help with this.  

 

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