British Gas has unveiled a £15m investment in solar technology for schools in Britain.The company will donate and install solar panels, worth between £20,000 and £40,000 per school, to 750 primary and secondary schools. They will be installed free of charge and allow the schools to generate green energy for no cost, cutting as much as 20% off their annual fuel bill.
The energy produced by the panels is anticipated to create around £1.3m per year for the next 25 years, which will be reinvested in installing solar panels on more schools.
It is hoped that within five years, free solar panels could be installed in as many as 1,100 schools.
British Gas said that in total the selected school solar installations would reduce emissions by up to 1,400 tonnes per year.