Eggar’s School opens new solar panels with our support

Ribbon cutting at Eggar's School

We provided £25,000 towards the solar panel project at Eggar’s School in Alton.

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Following our financial support, local community energy group Energy Alton (a member of Alton Climate Action Network (ACAN)) worked with the school to secure further funding and supported them through the process.

The solar panels and battery storage at Eggar’s will provide 50kW of power on a sunny day and will go some way to reducing their energy costs and carbon emissions.

This was in addition to the £25,000 provided to TPS in Petersfield for a similar project.

Cllr Robert Mocatta, EHDC portfolio holder for Regeneration and Place (which includes climate change), said:

“The visit to Eggar’s was more than just a ribbon-cutting, we were updated by their newly formed ECO club on the green work they’re doing. We were also quizzed by the budding journalists in their press club.

“Young people are key to the district reaching net zero and I’m proud that we’ve been able to contribute to making Eggar’s more energy efficient.”

This project was part of our cross-party work towards net zero, making East Hampshire a greener place to live.