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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.



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.
  • April 2021: This is a success, with the solar panels installed on the Bristol Robotics Labraotry, which is now the largest array of solar panels in the HE sector in England. The Green Team will be putting out a blog post on this.


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