February 14, 2009
opens Brent Knoll School's £24,000 solar power project
MP officially opened a new £24,000 solar panel power project
at a school in Brent Knoll on Friday (February 13th).
array of solar photovoltaic panels has been installed on the south
facing roof of Brent Knoll Primary School's new school extension,
thanks to grant funding.
David Heathcoat-Amory was the special guest who performed the
grand opening at the school on Friday.
teacher Karen Davidson explained the scheme to Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"These panels will provide a large proportion of the yearly
electricity needs of the school. Excess energy produced, for example
during school holidays, will be exported back to the grid via
a 'buy back' scheme provided by a number of energy suppliers.
school expects to make a saving of about £1,000 a year as
a result of having the solar panels. The project was led by Rob
Vohra and the school secured full grant funding from the government-backed
Low Carbon Buildings Programme and EDF Energy."
total cost of the project was just over £24,000, but it
didnt cost the school a penny."
school held a special assembly to thank Mr Vohra for all his hard
work on the project and after the assembly Mr Heathcoat-Amory
commended the school for following-up the scheme and asked the
children to keep a record of the data from the display panels
to find out how effective they are.
then cut a ribbon on the external display panel to mark the official
commissioning of the system.