Wind power to run school computers

HADLEIGH'S new school computers will be powered by electricity generated by wind turbine.The move makes the Beaumont Community Primary School the first in the country to have the turbines, which have been paid for through a Government grant.

HADLEIGH'S new school computers will be powered by electricity generated by wind turbine.

The move makes the Beaumont Community Primary School the first in the country to have the turbines, which have been paid for through a Government grant.

Uniquely the school will sell back to the National Grid any electricity generated while the school is closed to keep running costs to a minimum.

Ipswich based, Barnes Construction has installed the equipment in the grounds of the school – and this is just one environmental feature incorporated into the design of the £1.9 million Suffolk County Council project.

Other measures include, a sedum roof, recycled newspaper insulation to the external walls and roof, western red Cedar external wall cladding and solar panels fitted to the roof for hot water heating and electricity.

The contract started in November 2002 involved the county council working in partnership with Barnes Construction, and the scheme was designed by the county council's own architects, with advice from The Energy Practice Ltd.

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