Published on December 26th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan4
Solar Schools’ First School Gets Solar Roof Funded.. 3 Months Early
December 26th, 2011 by Zachary Shahan
I wrote about a cool Solar Schools program in the UK a few months ago. Basically, the program involves getting communities to fund solar power systems on their local schools. I recently got the news that the first Solar School in the program hit its target… three months early!
Simon Beaufoy stopped by the 10:10 Solar Schools website and bought a row of tiles on E.P. Collier Primary School’s virtual solar roof this month to put it over the target. Simon was the lucky resident to add the sponsorship that brought the total to critical amount, but it was a great number of people and organizations that donated the £10,000+.
10:10, the organization behind Solar Schools, noted that E.P. Collier “ran cake sales, discos, curry nights and quizzes, and attracted hundreds of small donations from local people, ex-pupils and even a few 10:10ers.”
Check out the donors to E.P. Collier’s real solar roof via its virtual solar roof page.
Keep up to date with all the hottest cleantech news by subscribing to our (free) cleantech newsletter, or keep an eye on sector-specific news by getting our (also free) solar energy newsletter, electric vehicle newsletter, or wind energy newsletter.
Own or lease an electric car? Complete out EV Owner/Lessee Survey.