Have more Solar/PV on university buildings

*UWE may have largest single roof-mounted PV array at a UK university but it can go further as this is only powering 50% of the Robotics Laboratory and University Enterprise Zone Building. What about all the other UWE owned buildings?

*UWE Bristol spends circa £3m/year on electricity, surely it would be beneficial to produce more themselves so money can be spent elsewhere for the benefit of us (students).

*And one of UWE's 2020 targets is for the University to be a Carbon Neutral campus by 2040, so investing in solar/PV is one way to help reach this target.

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  • This idea opened on 12 Oct 2016 and closes for voting on 2 Nov 2016.
  • This Idea has conditionally passed. Work will start on this Idea unless it is vetoed by 50%+1 of the Student Council Meeting on 24 Nov 2016. Click here for more info


Joseph Kavanagh
1:43pm on 26 Oct 16 Not only is is great for the environment, think of the great publicity it has for the university!
Bridget Christopher
4:56pm on 16 Oct 16 So agree with this. Even small arrays would be beneficial.
Thomas Haines
4:43pm on 12 Oct 16 After that PV walk today, would love to see more of it on campus.
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