Buxton energy company The Energy Alliance has been awarded its first contract to provide a solar energy system for Ossett Academy and Sixth Form College in Wakefield.
The £30,000 contract will see the installation of 50 x 200W panels installed at the Academy during the summer holidays. When fully functional, the system will produce enough energy to power the equivalent of 150 computers per year.
The Energy Alliance, based in Dale Road, Buxton, specialises in advising and managing energy-saving installations in any premises, anywhere in the UK. It works with a number of accredited contractors to ensure best practice and the highest quality results.
As well as providing electricity for the Academy, the solar panels will also generate sufficient power for excess to be sold back to the National Grid.
Under the Government’s Feed-In Tariff initiative, the Academy will also receive a payment for each KWh of ‘green’ electricity produced. The Energy Alliance has calculated that this could be worth more than £3,000 per annum to the Academy.
Over a 25 year period the return on the £30,000 investment is expected to be more than £130,000.