UK funds solar project for Pakistani schools

The UK is funding solar panels for primary schools in a province in Pakistan. The Department for International Development (DFID) and the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) are providing £6.5 million for around 2,000 government schools in seven districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Lack of basic facilities in government schools in Pakistan is said to […]

Sussex schools soar towards solar sustainability

Two schools in Sussex have installed solar panels to generate their own clean energy. The Three Bridges Primary School in Crawley and the Forest School in Horsham have joined the West Sussex County Council Solar Power for Schools programme, which has installed renewable energy systems on 11 schools to date. It aims to increase this […]

Schools can dream big and go green with £10k prize

A sustainable charity has announced a competition for secondary schools across the country to win £10,000 to spend on going green. The ScottishPower Green Energy Trust is calling on pupils in England, Scotland and Wales to submit their ‘Big Green Dream’ in the form of drawings, videos, collages, paintings or poetry. The charity will choose […]

Sun goes in on solar state schools

Solar panel tax hikes are to hit state schools unfairly. Climate change charity 10:10 claims the new tax will disproportionately affect state schools as private schools, free schools and academies are exempt due to their charitable status. It calculated schools that have invested in solar projects with 10KW of capacity or around 40-50 panels could […]

Sunny lessons from school solar project

Twenty schools around the UK are getting a helping hand to bring a little sunshine into their schoolrooms. Renewable electricity firm Good Energy announced today it is backing a project which helps schools crowd-fund the cost of getting solar panels. Called Solar Schools, it is run by carbon cutting campaign 10:10 and will hand out […]

Government turning roofs into sun power plants

Thousands of government buildings, hospitals, factories, supermarkets and car parks around the UK are to get solar panels under the Government’s new solar strategy launched today. Even the Ministry of Defence will have panels slapped on its offices as ministers aim to turn the nation’s rooftops into power stations, including 1GW of solar PV on […]

Power cut hits ‘millions’ in northeast Brazil

A fire on a farm in Brazil triggered a power blackout in eight states in the north-eastern part of the country yesterday, reports claim. Two sets of transmission lines that provide power to the nation’s populous states – including Pernambuco, Bahia, Rio Grande do Norte, Piauí, Alagoas, Ceará, Paraíba, Sergipe – were damaged. That caused […]

Brits invest £700,000 in 35 days for two solar projects

Householders in the UK have invested more than £700,000 in just over a month to fund two solar projects in the country. Abundance Generation, a crowdfunding platform, claims it raised the amount in just 35 days for solar panels installation in schools and on new build housing. People can invest as little as £5 and […]

Grants for saving H2O for schools and churches

New grants are available for water savers in the South West, the supplier Wessex Water announced. The grants, which will be up to £2,000, could go towards projects to install water saving devices for kitchens and toilets in schools, churches or other community buildings or rain water harvesting at community buildings, allotments or other centres. […]

Schools learn to slash energy use by 25%

Schools are normally the ones dishing out the lessons – but three secondary schools in Portugal’s capital city (pictured) have been taught how to cut their energy use by a quarter. The saving was part of a pilot project to control and monitor energy use at the Lisbon schools which are made up of ten […]