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12 February 2019
Powering Pupils’ Learning with Green Energy

Powering Pupils’ Learning with Green Energy

The White Horse Federation is committed to embracing environmentally friendly working practises and doing its part to ensure our planet is protected long into the future.

From the design and construction of Gagle Brook Primary School, our zero-carbon, energy-efficient school, to the many eco-friendly initiatives facilitated by our trust's member schools, The White Horse Federation is always looking for innovative ways to preserve the balance between what we take from our environment and what we put back into it.

With this goal in mind, we're pleased to announce that we are taking the next step in this important journey with the installation of solar photovoltaic panels across 10 of our schools.

These solar panel electricity systems will capture the sun's energy using photovoltaic cells and convert it into usable electricity to power our schools. These ingenious systems don't need direct sunlight to work, as they can generate electricity even on cloudy days. The result is a cleaner way to provide energy for our schools and a greener way to power our pupils' learning.

In addition to providing a cleaner source of energy, these panels represent The White Horse Federation's commitment to expanding the resources available to our schools. When our schools are not using all of the energy produced, it can be exported to the grid, meaning our schools will also receive an export tariff income.

All of this is to say nothing of the energy bill savings made possible by photovoltaic panel systems. In fact, each of our schools could reduce their energy bills by up to 80%. What this means for our schools is less expenditure on utilities and more money that can be reinvested into facilities and resources to promote better outcomes for every child.

The White Horse Federation is excited to be taking this crucial step toward greener, more sustainable education as we help our schools to deliver the best possible learning experience for every pupil.

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