The SU to install solar panels on its buildings.

Extra Information: 

The cost of solar panels has dropped in recent years and it is now cost effective to install them wherever possible. Bristol has, on average, 1627 daylight hours per year (Met Office) and this is untapped power that the Union could use to power the buildings or sell to the grid.

 

Source:

Met Office - https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/climate/gcnhtnumz

Actions Taken

  • This Idea opened on 25th September 2017 and closed for voting on 16th October 2017.
  • This Idea has conditionally passed. Work will start on this Idea unless it is vetoed by 50%+1 of the Student Council Meeting on 28 Nov 2017. Click here for more info
  • November 2017: Student Council agreed to pass this Idea. This Idea has been sent to The Executive for work to begin.
  • January 2018: The SU is lobbying the University to install soalr panels on SU buildings (which are leased from the University) as part of our sustainability agenda.

Discuss

Peter Lucas
11:57am on 14 Oct 17 This idea would make money or else reduce costs and is something worth looking into.
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