Solar Green helps cut schools carbon footprint in half
In South London there is an extensive school building and refurbishment project underway
as part of the Governments’ Building Schools for Future (BSF) Programme. One of the
first schools in the area to have been completed under this modernisation programme
is the Sedgehill Secondary School in Lewisham.
Solar Green designed and installed the Solar Photovoltaic system and Solar Hot Water
system which in conjunction with a Biomass Boiler is estimated to cut the schools
Carbon Footprint by 55%. This is despite the heavy increase IT equipment and infrastructure
in the new school facility.
Solar Green were delighted to be appointed by NG Bailey as specialist contractor
for the Solar packages and now look forward to developing similar solutions for the
other schools under the BSF programme.
The system constructed by Solar Green had to be able to meet some challenging cost
constraints using high quality components which should enable the systems to operate
without intervention over the life of the building.
Solar Hot Water
Is the process of using daylight to generate heat from roof mounted collectors the
heat is then transferred to provide hot water. The technology has a very long heritage
which has been developed over decades and is proving to be an affordable means of
reducing a buildings energy demand and reducing its carbon footprint.
Solar Photovoltaic Energy
Is the phenomenon of generating electricity from daylight. The technology was developed
back in the 1950s for aerospace applications and to provide sources of power in remote
terrestrial locations where there is no connection to the grid. In recent years with
the ever increasing challenge to find an alternatives to fossil fuels, Solar Photovoltaics
is now recognised as a key technology to combating Climate Change by providing a
Renewable source of energy with Zero Carbon emissions.
Is a UK leader in the design, construction and servicing of Solar based technology,
it’s experience in Solar energy can be traced back to 1996. This experience is widely
recognised in the industry and the company counts amongst it’s partners; Sharp, Schuco