Last week Intel unveiled the latest instalment in its ‘Solar for Schools’ initiative at a special ceremony in Scoil Mochua, Celbridge.
The solar technology project enables schools and community organisations in Kildare to generate their own energy supply directly from the sun.
On Friday, October 4, in Scoil Mochua in Celbridge, it launched the receipt by five schools in the Celbridge area of a solar package which includes 12 monocrystalline solar modules per school along with a monitoring system and 40″ TV to display the live output.
The five schools, Scoil Mochua, Scoil Na Mainistreach, Primrose Hill N.S., Scoil Naomh Bríd and North Kildare Educate Together.
Solar module technology has been installed in each of the participating schools allowing these energy users to generate their own energy rather than draw down energy from the grid.
The aim of the project is to increase community focus on sustainability and create a greater understanding of how renewable energy and storage can help serve our energy needs.
This is the third installment of the Solar for Schools initiative which was first introduced by Intel in 2017