12 June 2012 / HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GO SOLAR
Staff and pupils will soon be able to see how much energy they are creating and saving with the solar panels via a digital readout electronically relayed to the school's TV display screens.
High School Bursar, Bryan Login, said: "With the ‘Feed in Tariff" deadline looming we gave the go-ahead to our chosen supplier, ‘Going Solar' to fit the panels. The benefits will be twofold as the solar panels will not only mean a major reduction in our utility costs but also our carbon footprint."
Mr Login explained that the availability of the grassed area used to position the panels is also a benefit as it means they are easily accessible and can be cleaned to ensure maximum efficiency, a task not easily achieved if the panels are on a roof.
As part of the introduction of solar panels, the school is also looking to be involved with ‘Going Solar's' educational package which offers to provide a prize to schools organising an annual environment-related competition.
Truro High Headmistress, Caroline Pascoe, said: "Environmental studies are a key part of our curriculum and we take the importance of protecting the environment very seriously. Solar panels are just the most recent step taken - we are already working on low energy lighting, waste management and water-saving schemes and are looking to further enhance our renewable energy plans."
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Photo: Truro High School's new solar panels
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