Glasgow City Council is Scotland’s largest council and as part of its Carbon Management Plan is implementing various energy saving measures. The plan sets out a carbon reduction target of 30% by the end of March 2021 and complements Sustainable Glasgow’s target for the city of a 30% reduction by 2020/21.
In this project, seven of the council’s primary schools were selected to have solar PV installed. Glasgow City Council used the ESPO Renewable Energy Solutions procurement framework to issue a mini-competition for the contract and Campbell & Kennedy were appointed following this competitive tendering process.
Site surveys were carried out to ensure that each system was designed in the most effective way, ensuring maximum output. Each system was installed within a week, causing minimum disruption to the schools and their pupils.
Miller Primary School has since gained “A Scottish School of Co-operation” certification following the installation of their solar panels and has been incorporating the panels into their eco schools initiative to educate pupils on renewable energy.
Each primary school has had a 50 kW on-roof system installed that will prevent a combined average of 190 tonnes of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere each year.
Glasgow City Council commented, “This project will enhance the council’s commitment to the sustainability and resilience of these schools whilst providing a practical teaching resource for pupils.”
Following the installations, Campbell & Kennedy delivered school talks at Miller and St Maria Goretti primary schools to tell pupils about their new panels.