Scottish and Southern Energy has arranged the installation of a further 10 Kwp of photo voltaic cells, increasing the level of potential renewable electricity from 11% to approximately 15% of the Academy’s existing requirements.
Bill Ludlow, Chairman of the Academy commented: ‘We are delighted to welcome Scottish and Southern Energy as partners to the Academy and would like to thank them for their support. We are committed to increasing our usage of renewable energy and this partnership enables us to do this’.
In addition Scottish and Southern Energy has arranged the installation of two Swift Turbines to augment the photo voltaic cells. The Academy will be used as a case study for renewable energy venues.
Scottish and Southern Energy is also providing funds to help support the Academy’s youth development programme dedicated to disadvantaged young people.
Chief Executive of Scottish and Southern Energy, Ian Marchant added: "We applaud the Academy’s commitment to using renewable energy and are happy to be able to contribute towards increasing the Academy’s target of improving their potential renewable electricity generation. As the country’s leading generator of renewable electricity we are also grateful to the Academy for allowing us to showcase our micro generation technology on this prestigious, high profile site. We hope this will encourage other organisations to adopt the Academy’s excellent example for reducing their carbon emissions through the use of renewable energy."