Solar powered computer unveiled in eco-school

A solar powered computer has been unveiled at an eco-friendly school in Merseyside. St Elizabeth’s RC Primary received the PC from technology firm Extreme Low Energy (ELe), ahead of an event this week hosted […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

A solar powered computer has been unveiled at an eco-friendly school in Merseyside.

St Elizabeth’s RC Primary received the PC from technology firm Extreme Low Energy (ELe), ahead of an event this week hosted by the school’s Eco Council.

The council is made up of pupils that meet to discuss how they can be greener and save energy in the school.

The equipment includes a mini PC, a 19-inch LED monitor, keyboard and mouse along with a mini solar panel which powers the technology.

Caroline Clayton, Operations Director for ELe, said: “ELe first heard about the school’s Eco Council last autumn and wrote to them to say how fantastic we thought their projects like cycling to school and recycling waste were.

“With help from Barden Energy we were able to supply a PC and the solar panel which will allow the students to harness the sun’s energy and power the computer.”

The company is now in talks to provide similar equipment to other schools, both in the UK and abroad.

Another school, children have handed in a petition to drop a solar tax hike threatening their renewable energy project.