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School saves money with green energy

July 25, 2012 12:54 PM

Greenshaw High School is getting set to cash in on the green revolution by fitting blocks of photovoltaic solar panels to the roof of two of its buildings.

The panels, which will enable the Grennell Road school to cut around £20,000 from its annual energy budget, will be fitted during the summer holiday ready for the start of the new school year.

And the school does not even have to pay for the panels or their installation, the funding comes directly from an academy maintenance grant.

Greenshaw headteacher William Smith said: "In terms of our annual budget £20,000 is not a huge amount, but it is still very useful to cut our energy bills and use the money for something else."

And Dave Callaghan, Chair of Sutton Council's Children, Family and Education Committee, said: "Sutton prides itself on being a green borough which provides excellent educational opportunities and value for money, this project helps us to meet each one of those objectives."