Warwick School is set to become one of the greenest schools in the country when further solar panels are installed by Williams Renewables Ltd.
Warwick School are using the solar panels as part of their new Sports Centre extension, satisfying the need to include renewables as part of their new building project.
The rooftop solar panels will generate renewable electricity, which reduces the school’s reliance on fossil fuels, highlighting the issue of climate change, whilst also helping to reduce the electricity used.
A monitor in the school building will display the total amount of energy the panels are generating and indicate how much carbon dioxide they have saved to date. The school will also be able to access their energy generation data on the Internet, along with other educational material which teachers can discuss with pupils in the classroom.
Nic Sidebottom, head of Sales and Marketing with Williams Renewables, said, “We are very proud to have Warwick School as one of our clients. It is a very prestigious project for us.”
Warwick Independent School’s Estates Manager Lee Hartigan commented, “We are planning to be best in class within the UK Independent School sector with our renewables and sustainability planning and this is just another step towards achieving our goal. Nic Sidebottom of Williams Renewables has helped us plan this over the last year and it is great that we can now begin to move forward.”
Warwick School Headmaster said, “This project makes a clear statement regarding our community’s commitment to raising awareness about the importance of sustainability and shows foresight with regard to renewable resources and environmental stewardship. Schools have a vital role to play in educating the next generation about climate change and using this renewable energy technology to power our own premises will help us to really bring that message home to our pupils, parents and staff.”