Education is one of the most pivotal experiences in human life. The leaders of tomorrow are being educated today, so what better way to teach leadership than through leading by example? As we learn more about climate change and the growing importance of renewable energy sources, the youth of today are more concerned with the climate crisis than almost any other social issue. This is because the world they are growing up to live in is being drastically affected by climate change. As a result, education about climate change is important, but so are the means to mitigate its consequences. One of many of these solutions is the use of renewable energy, which is common in the form of solar roof tiles.
Schools, home to our future leaders, have a unique opportunity to lead by example and use solar energy systems. This reduces their carbon footprint and leads our youth to be more environmentally conscious. It also offers several benefits to the schools themselves. Naveco Power recognizes how important this is and seeks to help schools unlock the benefits of solar roof tiles. With these things in mind, this blog seeks to illuminate the benefits of a solar energy system for schools.
Schools, home to our future leaders, have a unique opportunity to lead by example and use solar energy systems. This reduces their carbon footprint and leads our youth to be more environmentally conscious.
A Greener Learning Experience
Firstly, in terms of benefits, is the environmental impact of integrating a solar energy system into a school. Schools have a prime opportunity to do this, as most are large, flat-roofed buildings that are perfect for installing solar roof tiles. For example, in recent years, Fredericton High School, New Maryland Elementary School, Hampton High School, and many others in New Brunswick have switched to solar. Consequently, they have been able to reduce its carbon footprint. Accordingly, the renewable energy they have been provided with has reduced their reliance on fossil fuel energy sources. This can benefit the school, and its surrounding area, as any excess energy will be put back into the grid.
Invest in Students, Not in Fossil Fuels
Additionally, when solar energy is used in schools, there are reduced utility costs. This is due to the solar energy system providing either all or most of its energy. Solar energy systems also need less maintenance than other systems, and most solar panels last at least 25 years. Reduced utility costs will allow the school to divert funds that would have otherwise been used for their utilities. This could enrich the student experience even further.
Solar energy systems allow schools to reduce their carbon footprint by providing them with renewable energy and reducing their reliance on fossil fuel energy sources.
Solar Roof Tiles in the Public Eye
Thirdly, a more pragmatic benefit of installing solar roof tiles for a school is the potential media attention. Science is cool, renewable energy is growing, therefore the media pays attention when an institution installs a solar energy system. This heightened media attention, therefore, works to improve the public’s view of your school in the process. Also, it will encourage others to consider investing in solar energy systems in their businesses and communities. This is one of many ways that using a solar energy system demonstrates leadership by example.
Installing a solar energy system in your school allows students the opportunity for a unique, tangible, and experiential learning experience. A solar energy system provides them with an opportunity to learn about solar power and renewable energy, electricity, and energy efficiency. Most importantly though, it presents them with an understanding of a sustainable solution for the future energy needs of everyone.
A solar energy system provides them with an opportunity to learn about solar power and renewable energy, electricity, and energy efficiency. It also presents them with an understanding of a sustainable solution for the future energy needs of everyone.
The Higher Education of Solar Roof Tiles
Lastly, for institutions of higher learning, a solar energy system provides your institution with the opportunity to boost your image, credibility, and campus attractiveness. As mentioned earlier, for the youth of today, the environment is at the top of their mind. This demographic also includes the leaders of tomorrow who may well feature in magazines and future fundraisers as alumni of your institution. Furthermore, when selecting a university or college to attend, students place importance on the campus environment, as many Atlantic Canadian Universities are aware. Utilizing renewable energy sources like solar can therefore influence a student to attend an institution that values their concern for the future of our planet.
In sum, we have highlighted the benefits of using solar energy systems for schools, as they are very much in the minds of the public and today’s students. Educational institutions should be leading our future leaders into tomorrow by example. Therefore, installing a solar energy system is a significant way of doing so in an environmentally conscious manner. Naveco Power takes pride in helping businesses and institutions lead our youth by example while bettering our carbon footprint for a more sustainable future. We hope you will seek us out to help you do the same.
Educational institutions should be leading our future leaders into tomorrow by example and installing a solar energy system is a significant way of doing so in an environmentally conscious manner.