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Friday, 9 November 2007

£10,000 grant boost for Solar energy scheme at Tunbridge Wells school from E.ON

Claremont Primary School Staff and pupils are rejoicing following being granted £10,000 which will help towards the cost of setting up a system powered by solar energy under Business Energy Providers E.ON's latest SOURCE neighborhood scheme.

Tunbridge Wells school, which is in Banner Farm Road in Tunbridge Wells, hopes to make use of the solar PV panels to connect climate change, alertness of additional natural world matters and healthy living to its students' learning.

Community Relations Executive at E.ON, Sarah Green, stated: "This is a great project and we were really impressed with the school's ambition.

"We all have our part to play in reducing carbon emissions, and E.ON's SOURCE project is designed to provide community groups with information and funding to help them make their buildings more sustainable.

"The SOURCE website brings together all the information community groups need to put their sustainable energy ideas into practice, and funding of up to £30,000 per application is available."

The roof, which is 6kW, mounted structure is expected to accumulate roughly 2,300kg of carbon dioxide emissions per year, any surplus energy which wasn’t used by the school will be sold back to the national grid.

Statistics from the structure will be employed in classrooms to give students on the dot news about the generation of energy, how to save carbon dioxide and patterns of the weather. The solar panels will shape part of a design to augment alertness of green issues amongst students, parents, staff, and the community in general.

Claremont Primary Schools head teacher, Richard Sutton-Smith stated: "We're indebted to E.ON for helping Claremont make its 'Protect Our Future' project a reality.

"Our children are immensely excited about this renewable energy system and their involvement with a sustainable future."

E.ON, one of the UK's leading green electricity generators, launched its SOURCE fund and website earlier this year to help with the costs of sustainable energy projects for community buildings.

This article has been brought to you by Jay Khan on behalf of EON
E.ON is one of the UK's leading business electricity supplier and business energy supplier - generating and distributing electricity, and retailing power and gas - and is part of the E.ON group, the world's largest investor-owned power and gas company. We employ around 18,000 people in the UK;

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