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Glasgow adds solar panels to schools

6 June 2016

ICLEI Member Glasgow (United Kingdom) is cutting emissions while saving money through installing solar technology on a number of its schools. The move is part of the council's Energy & Carbon Masterplan, which has identified 33 actions that would help Glasgow to achieve its carbon emissions reduction target of 30 percent by 2020.

The installation will provide a saving of £60,000 per year over 13 years due to a Feed-in Tariffs scheme which encourages the uptake of a range of small-scale renewable and low-carbon electricity generation technologies. The amount of carbon saved will be around 130 tons annually.

The leader of Glasgow City Council and chair of Sustainable Glasgow, Councillor Frank McAveety said: “By saving money on our electricity we can ensure more money is going to frontline services. This is Sustainable Glasgow in action. We are using the potential in greener technologies, like these solar panels on schools, to not only cut our emissions but also our energy bills.”

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 653569.