Cheshire East Council is partnering with energy storage company Storengy to allow local schools to win a solar panel package worth up to £10,000.
The competition forms part of Cheshire East Council’s mission to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025 and lead the way to net zero emissions in the UK.
Councillor Nick Mannion, Cheshire East Council cabinet member for environment and regeneration, and who will be speaking at the upcoming Marketing WAM event on 12th February, said:
Cheshire East has set itself an ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2025 and we are committed to encouraging local businesses, residents and organisations to reduce their emissions.
“By partnering with Storengy UK in this competition, we can engage our local primary schools in supporting us with this challenge and I look forward to seeing the ideas that our future generation come up with, as we work together to reduce our energy consumption.”
The competition gives local school children the chance share their ideas on what to do to combat the climate emergency, perhaps through changes in how they use energy for travelling, or in the home and at school, or coming up with ideas for new climate-friendly technologies which could be developed.
Michael Gibson, managing director of Storengy UK, said:
We are proud to be working with Cheshire East Council to provide a boost to the sustainability of our local schools. At Storengy UK, and as part of the wider Engie group, we are leading the energy transition to zero carbon.
“This means not only reducing our own carbon footprint but supporting our customers and local communities to reduce theirs. We are currently engaged in projects looking at the use of biogas and hydrogen to support the transition to a net zero future.
“But we need help to come up with new ideas and solutions. Working with Cheshire East Council we want to engage the scientists and engineers of tomorrow to show us their ideas. That’s why we are announcing a competition for Cheshire East schools to win a solar panel package worth up to £10,000.”
The competition will run until 3rd April 2020, with more details available online.