In November 2010, 100 solar panels were installed at Fox Primary School. The Solar panels capture the sun’s energy using photovoltaic cells. These cells don’t need direct sunlight to work and can still generate some electricity on a cloudy day.
Photo above: Solar Panels on the roof of Fox Primary School’s main building.
The benefits of Solar Electricity
As well as reducing electricity costs, solar electricity helps us to cut our carbon footprint. Solar electricity is green renewable energy, and doesn’t release any harmful carbon dioxide (C02) or other pollutants.