Trapping sunlight by utilising all viable space for solar panels, could allow schools to meet up to 75 per cent of their electricity needs and reduce the education sector’s carbon footprint by as much as 28 per cent.
The study was published in the Environmental Research Letters. At the same time, solar panels could help schools unplug from grids fed by natural gas and coal power plants that produce particulate matter, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides.
“This is an action we can take that benefits the environment and human health in a real, meaningful way,” said Stanford, the author of the study.
The study suggested investments in the right solar projects could free up much-needed money in schools’ budgets. Read More