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Solar panels for Droitwich school

Droitwich Editorial 2nd May, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

A DROITWICH school has been making the most of the sunshine this week, having had some solar panels installed on one of its buildings.

Ombersley Endowed First School will now be generating plenty of green energy after having the 16 panels put on the top of its Nursery Tree House which was deemed to be the best positioned to catch the sun.

The school will receive the power generated and the feed-in tariff income will be more than £1,000-per-year. It will also save 2,00kgs of C02 over 12 months.

A spokesperson for the school’s eco-council said the pupils were so excited about the panels.

“We love being able to look at the digital display and see how much energy we have made each day. This will be a great help with our application for a Green Flag award.” he added.

The installation was funded by Worcestershire County Council’s Spend to Save scheme and Coun Anthony Blagg, the authority’s cabinet member for the environment, said it was brilliant the children at Ombersley Endowed First would have the chance to learn about solar energy and be actively involved in seeing how it worked in practice.

“The county council project manages and implements these schemes as not only are they good for the environment and pupils at the school, they also make good financial sense.”

Any other schools wanting to find out more about installing solar panels or other energy saving measures can visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/spendtosave or email energy@worcestershire.gov.uk for more information.

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