Hamp­ton Hill gets so­lar lift

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By RHI­AN­NON McCON­NELL

Hamp­ton Hill School has flicked the re­new­able en­ergy switch.

The Tawa school of 150 pupils has had 16 so­lar pan­els in­stalled as part of the School­gen pro­gramme run by Gen­e­sis En­ergy.

Prin­ci­pal Kelly Scott said the so­lar pan­els would save the school be­tween $1500 and $2000 a year.

‘‘ The money we save is go­ing straight back into the school,’’ she said.

Scott said that be­sides sav­ing money, the process would teach the chil­dren a lot.

‘‘It helps the kids to see there are other forms of en­ergy we can use,’’ she said.

Jack­son Mur­doch, 9, per­formed as an en­gi­neer in the open­ing cer­e­mony last week.

‘‘We can save money and we don’t use as much power as we used to use,’’ he said.

Agusina Ma­vor, 7, had a sim­ple rea­son for hav­ing the so­lar pan­els.

‘‘You can have more light,’’ she said.

The chil­dren were quick to point out us­ing the pan­els would stop pol­lu­tion and so­lar power was a re­new­able form of en­ergy.

The 16 so­lar pan­els will pro­duce four kilowatts of power a day.

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