Solar Photovoltaics

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 Solar PV panel on the  school roof
Solar PV panel on the school roof

Tavernspite County Primary School,
Pembrokeshire County Council

Tavernspite School, near Whitland, has installed panels worth £20,000 with funding from the Green Energy for Schools scheme. The system can produce 3,000kWh of energy a year.
The panels were installed during the half-term break in February 2008.  They will displace two tonnes of CO2 emissions being produced each year.
The children are able to monitor the panels' output from a wall mounted screen inside the school.

 

Installation of PV panels
Installation of PV panels

Gwaun Cae Gurwen Primary School,
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council

A 10.08kW photovoltaic tile system has been installed on the roof. The PV roof generates about 8,757 kWh of electricity per year. 14% of the schools energy will be produced from renewable energy.

The monitor located inside the school will show how much energy is being produced and how much pollution saved. Approximately 7 tonnes of CO2 will be offset per year.

 Woodhey's Primary School pupils with display unit showing how much energy the solar PV roof panels are generating
Woodhey's Primary School pupils with display unit showing how much energy the solar PV roof panels are generating

Woodheys Primary School,
Trafford Council

A DTI Clear Skies grant was used towards the installation of 12x155 Wp (watts peak) solar photovoltaic panels on a south facing roof (total 2kWp).

An electronic display unit in one of the corridors keeps pupils and staff aware of the amount of electricity that has been generated by the panels.

Although only providing 3% of current electricity use, the array and monitoring display demonstrate to the community that solar PV is feasible in the UK, and also provide a valuable learning tool for the pupils.

WLGA - CLILC Llywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru / Welsh Assembly Government