Solihull School gets Juiced Up with help from npower
- Published: Monday, 01 October 2012 20:25
npower will be unveiling over £65,500 worth of new solar panels at Dickens Heath Primary School in Solihull. The solar panels will give the school at least 25 more years of low carbon electricity, keeping the school powered for generations to come.
To celebrate the installation, npower has organised for children in Year Five from the school to take part in an npower Climate Cops Academy day. The day consists of teaching pupils interactively about renewable energy, turning them into cadets and taking a class oath, before graduating from the Academy.
Head Teacher, Jackie Nicholls, at Dickens Heath Primary School said “The solar panels will make a huge difference to the school, not just by saving money but also as an education tool. We are proud to be doing our bit to help the environment by having the panels installed and we’d like to thank the npower Juice fund for helping to provide us with years of renewable energy for the school.”
The solar panels have been installed with the help of the npower Juice fund, which was launched in 2001, and has raised more than £2 million since its creation. The Juice fund is also helping three other community based projects over the summer holidays by installing renewable technologies which include Solar panels and Biomass boilers.
Matthew Cole, npower Project Manager, explains: “The npower Juice Fund is designed to help projects such as this. We are delighted to be able to work with Dickens Heath Primary School to enable them to save thousands of pounds over the coming years and benefit from the use of renewable technology”
Councillor Courts representing Economic Development says “Not only is this project fantastic news for the school, it’s also great to see co-operation between the school, npower and the Council in educating youngsters about renewable energy. The project also really underpins the borough’s commitment to low-carbon, renewable energy.”