Woodside High School working with Muswell Hill energy group to install solar panels on sports hall roof

Woodside High School in Wood Green is working with Muswell Hill-based community energy group en10erg

Woodside High School in Wood Green is working with Muswell Hill-based community energy group en10ergy to put up solar panels on the schools roof. - Credit: Archant

Woodside High School is working with a Muswell Hill energy group to put up solar panels in a bid to save around £63,000 in electricity bills over the next 20 years.

ffen10ergy – formed in Muswell Hill 8 years ago – have launched a share offer to raise £95,000 to fund the installation of the solar panels.

The social enterprise – which has installed solar panels on Muswell Hill Methodist Church, Muswell Hill itself and the Marks & Spencer on Broadway – plan to put up 360 solar panels on the roof of the sports hall, generating around 20 per cent of the total electricity used by the school.

The launch event featured Hornsey and Wood Green candidate Catherine West (Labour) and Lib Dem energy and climate parliamentary spokesman Baroness Lynne Featherstone.

en10ergy chairman Alan Morton told the audience of potential investors: “Large public buildings like schools offer great opportunities for solar energy and teach pupils about clean energy production.”

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The group also plan to develop an educational tool for use in the science and technology curriculum which will take data from the solar panel installation.

Co-headteachers Gerry Robinson and Elma McElligott said: “We are really excited about this project – solar panels will allow the school to generate its own energy, saving the school money in challenging financial times, and provide a clear visual symbol of cleaner, renewable energy.”

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