Business energy giant British Gas is to invest £15million in solar panels for UK schools. A total of 750 schools will benefit from the scheme, which will see solar panels installed for free, enabling each school to cut up to 20 per cent of its yearly electricity bill by generating its own green business electricity.
The panels are expected to generated about £1.3m per year through the feed in tariff scheme over the next 25 years, and British Gas will invest this back into installing solar panels on more schools through the not-for-profit Energy For Tomorrow Trust.
The schools will also receive a smart meter from British Gas, enabling teachers to use them to show pupils real-time business electricity consumption, educating future generations on how solar power can make a difference.
There will also be ‘Generation Green’ lesson plans to help teachers in this task.
Solar panels are increasingly popular for business electricity generation for many businesses, with many SMEs considering them as realistic prospect.
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