Wey Valley Solar Schools Energy Co-operative
The College is fully committed to this initiative which has enabled the installation of solar panels on the Sports Centre and a classroom block. These panels provide the opportunity to reduce carbon emissions by up to twenty tonnes per year. The College receives half the elecricity generated free of charge and will be able to buy any further electricity generated at wholesale price.
Display panels linked to the panels will enable college managers and students to monitor energy output on a real-time basis.
10:10 Climate Change Commitment
The College has signed up to the government's target to reduce carbon emissions by 10%. Our aim is to make a positive reduction in the following areas:
Electricity consumption – by 758 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year (cost £153,000)
Gas consumption – by 245 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year (cost £40,000)
Car journeys and parking