Solar school

STUDENTS at Braunton School and Community College will have more energy next year - when £20,000 solar panels are installed on the roof.

STUDENTS at Braunton School and Community College will have more energy next year - when £20,000 solar panels are installed on the roof.

The panels will generate renewable electricity and will not cost the school anything as they are funded by supermarket chain The Co-operative and Government grants.

It is part of the Co-operative Group's Green Energy for Schools scheme and the panels will be installed on the roof of the geography building by the spring.

A monitor display inside will show how much energy the panels are producing, what it will do and the carbon dioxide saved.


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"We are really pleased to get this and argued since such things usually go to urban areas, why shouldn't North Devon - which sees a lot of sunshine - get it?" said assistant headteacher David Butt.

"It's a great way for the school to save energy and also part of our work teaching students about these crucial issues.

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