npower Helps Provide Solar Panels For Two Stockton-On-Tees Schools
on: December 01, 2009, 1:11 pm
npower has helped Bader Primary School and Ingleby Mill
Primary School in Stockton-on-Tees to feel the warmth of the sun and
lower energy bills this year thanks to its grant of £46,500 and the
support of the Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council.
Bader Primary School, is home to 267 children aged between 4-11 years old and since
being built in 1971 has not seen many modifications. npower has provided £10,000 of
funding for a Photovoltaic (PV) system and display panel, heating control upgrade
and pipe work insulation.
Ingleby Mill Primary School is a modern school with 658 pupils, npower has pledged£7,000 to the school to implement a photovoltaic (PV) system with display unit. The
remaining £25,000 will fund other PV systems in local primary schools next year.
Stuart Marrow from Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, "We have been working with npower for over a year and are seeing some really exciting
projects taking off. The Solar panels at Bader and Ingleby Mill
Primary Schools will go a long way to reducing Carbon Dioxide production and cutting
energy costs as well as raising pupil awareness of the potential of renewable
npowers Climate Cops programme runs green-themed
activities for schools right across the UK - and pupils from both Bader Primary
School and Ingleby Mill Primary School have already taken part in a 'Climate Cops
Academy' - a highly interactive day about saving energy and the planet. npower
undertook an energy audit in 2008, which showed that both schools were energy
efficient and would benefit from alternative methods of energy production. Both
schools were prime candidates to benefit from one of npower's Climate Cops grants.
Clare McDougall, head of the Climate Cops programme, commented, "Both schools in
Stockton-on-Tees enjoyed the Climate Cops Academy day and were already very good on
energy efficiency. We have worked with Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to look at
other green energy measures, the PV systems will generate a substantial amount of
hot water and electricity, making both schools amongst the greenest in the area."
npower's Climate Cops programme has committed £500,000 in energy efficiency measures for schools, 15 projects have been completed so far and - if all the
measures are implemented - the participating schools would annually save a total of
around £100,000 and 650 tonnes of CO2.
npower has 6.6 million residential gas and electricity accounts throughout the UK.
npower is a market leader in renewable energy. npower juice matches green energy
primarily from off-shore wind farms for juice customers at no extra cost. Consumers
can join the energy industry discussion on npower's interactive debating website -
the brighter energy debate, where they can post their questions, views and comments
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