Solar Panels and Electricity Generation
Academy trusts may often have land or buildings suitable for the installation of solar panels.
While the panels can provide a useful way to obtain an environmentally sensitive source of free electricity for the school there may also be considerable scope to generate surplus electricity to provide a source of additional income for the academy trust.
In some instances the electricity produced will be supported by “Feed-in Tariff” grants, but often the energy will simply be purchased by an electricity supply company.
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