A Dulverton School has made a new addition to its renewable energy programme.

New solar panels at Dulverton Middle School were switched on this week.

This is the school’s latest green achievement since installing a composter to recycle all its food waste.

The new solar panels are estimated to reduce the school’s carbon footprint by an estimated 4.29 tonnes a year.

School headteacher Jerry Weedon said: “The installation of the panels has made it possible to teach the children directly about the development of sustainable energy for the future.

“A display monitor inside the school shows the amount of electricity being generated and the amount of carbon saved.

“This means the pupils are able to witness energy being collected from the sun with their own eyes.”

Ann-Marie Spalding from Local Action for Rural Communities presented a £26,365 cheque for the project carried out with help from Becosolar.

source: somersetcountygazette

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