Switched on Schools
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About Switched on Schools

Northern Ireland Electricity, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Education and Library Boards in Northern Ireland have been working in partnership to develop this landmark project which aims to install solar photovoltaic panels at 21 rural schools throughout Northern Ireland as well as 25 renewable streetlights at 9 of the schools.

We all need to seize the opportunities that are available to harness the potential for renewable energy in Northern Ireland. There is no better time to consider alternative sources of energy and we all must think carefully about our carbon footprint. This project is a great place for schools to start. Hopefully the school children will harness their own pester power to encourage their families and communities to think about more ways to incorporate renewable energy.

Mott Macdonald has managed the project with Solarcentury supplying the solar panels and renewable streetlights all of which were installed by local installer, Horizon Renewables. The website has been designed by Jelly Communications and the data services provided by PRI Ltd.