New fund must finance solar panels for almost all schools in the Netherlands

Nov

12

2018

The School Roof Revolution Foundation claims to be in agreement with the National Government and BNG Bank to set up a € 100 million fund from which solar panels can be financed for almost all schools in the Netherlands.

Solar panels school From the fund, schools must be able to borrow the entire amount for solar panels and installation, with a term of fifteen years and a low interest rate not specified. The School Roof Revolution Foundation advises schools on financing, construction and administration. The presence of the solar panels can provide schools with considerable cost savings, claims the foundation against the NOS.

According to the organization, schools are also eligible for netting or a subsidy based on the Sustainable Energy Promotion scheme +. This depends on whether the school has an electricity connection for small consumption, three times 80A, or for large consumption, more than three times 80A.

The suppliers of the solar panels will also offer a curriculum and will arrange for the yield of solar energy to be displayed on monitors in schools. This should teach students about energy use and generation.

About a thousand schools in the Netherlands would already have solar panels. With the fund another six thousand schools of solar panels could be provided. This should be the case by 2023, although the roof is not suitable for all school buildings. The VO Council, the Dutch interest group organization of school boards and schools in secondary education, is positive about the plan.

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