Solar panels mark another step towards becoming a more sustainable school

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News - Feb 27

As Colyton Grammar School works to become more and more sustainable, the solar panels installed on the roof of the Feoffees building are working hard to generate electricity.  

These panels, which cover the majority of the building’s roof, are currently generating 26,000 kilowatts of electricity per year, that’s enough to power eight average UK homes for an entire year!  

The solar panels were installed as part of a legacy from a past teacher, Sid Bradbeer. The panels generate a crucial income stream which contributes to the Bradbeer Bursary Fund. The fund is designated to support students for a range of educational activities. This is an example of how we build philanthropic giving to support an outstanding student experience as well as considering our carbon footprint and sustainability.