Do Schools Really Need Solar Panels?

Did you know that a lot of educational institutions like schools and well-known universities are starting to advocate the use of solar energy?

Do Schools Really Need Solar Panels?

Did you know that a lot of educational institutions like schools and well-known universities are starting to advocate the use of solar energy? Yes, this is true because, apparently, the use of solar energy contributes to the excellent quality of education in different parts of the world. Luckily there are several companies like Atlantic Renewables Ltd that specialize in providing renewable energy to different types of structures. They aim to help provide a more cost-efficient power source to institutions, which plays a significant role in shaping the future of today’s youth. Have you asked yourself, why are solar panels essential to schools? Here are several valid reasons why installing solar panels in schools would be an excellent decision to make.

It gives more children access to education

There are a lot of impoverished areas and remote provinces in the world where people do not have access to basic needs like electricity. It means that thousands of children are not able to get the education that they deserve because they do not have power 24/7. Students are not able to study at night and do their assignments. Luckily for the past decades, there have been a lot of organizations which took the initiative to build local schools and install solar panel grids in deprived areas. Now, more children have better chances of learning and having a better life in the future.

Make use of natural energy at no cost

After the installation of solar panels on the roof of a school building, the school does not have to worry about paying large bills for the following months and even years. The savings that schools will get from free solar energy will offset the initial investment for the panels, materials and installation fees. Given an estimate, schools and colleges would be able to get back one hundred per cent of their initial investment in three to five years. The good thing is that large school buildings can accommodate more than enough panels to provide energy for the entire school compound. Also, each panel can last for a very long period of time, so schools do not have to worry about additional expenses in the future.

It gives schools and universities a chance to gain more students

Each year the most prominent schools try to compete with each other by convincing more students to enrol for the school year. Colleges and universities do their best to impress the students by giving them a tour of the entire campus. The good news is that a large number of millennials are very much into conserving energy and saving the environment. Students would like to be part of an institution that advocates for a cleaner and safer environment. In return, the government is more than happy to provide for this advocacy by giving them tax credits, which are a direct benefit for schools.

Lastly, using solar energy in some institutions can help less privileged students land scholarship grants because of fewer overhead costs.  

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Updated Date: 28 August 2019, 23:12

Recep Karaca

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