Solar panels installed at a school in Tilehurst in Reading, Berkshire, could convince homeowners to compare energy prices and change to a cleaner supplier.
The Co-operative has provided £20,000 for the photovoltaic panels at Little Heath School that will generate enough electricity to power a PC for over 30,000 hours while also reducing the school's carbon footprint, reports Get Reading.
Similar microgeneration schemes are being installed at 79 other schools around the UK, with money coming from a £2 million fund set up by Green Energy for Schools and the Low Carbon Building Programme.
Sarah Klueter, the Co-operative's senior community manager, told the paper: "By switching on these solar panels, Little Heath School is teaching the next generation about climate change while setting an excellent example to other schools, businesses and homes in Reading."
The UK is committed to generating 15 per cent of its national energy demands from renewable means by 2020 and plans to achieve a balance between green power and nuclear redevelopment.
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