Solar Energy To Power A School

by Holyrood PR

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Solar PanelsDiscover Solar covers project by Edinburgh’s Telford College to install solar panels

Maintaining its reputation for being the frontrunner in training opportunities, Edinburgh’s Telford College is installing up to 650 solar panels on its roof and introducing a range of other novel low carbon technologies on its West Granton Road main campus.

The panels will generate enough energy to eventually become self-sufficient in power, making it a UK role model for an energy-efficient building. Not only will the project reduce power bills, present and future students benefit from the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in working with renewable energy and in developing self-sufficient buildings. 

Miles Dibsdall, OBE, Principal of Edinburgh’s Telford College, said: “It will provide us with a ground-breaking, living and breathing renewable energy model that will allow both students and teaching staff to upskill their learning in this field.”

The college will start by covering 333 sq/m with solar panels. It is estimated that they will make a profit of about £378,000 over the 25 year life of the project.

Edinburgh’s Telford College provides a wide range of career-related programmes to help learners progress into work or University education.

Currently the College has around 17,000 students and 600 members of staff. This coverage can be viewed in full on the Discover Solar website and was achieved as part of the ongoing PR campaign by the Holyrood Partnership on behalf of Edinburgh’s Telford College. 

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