A WARRINGTON college has installed solar panels which will generate 30 per cent of its electrical consumption.

Warrington & Vale Royal College has taken a huge step toward becoming more sustainable and invested in solar panels which have now been installed at the campus on Long Lane.

Michelle Seeley, the college’s deputy principal of finance & resources and chair of the sustainability committee, says: “I’m really pleased that we have been able to make this investment into our campus. This move not only aligns with our commitment to environmental responsibility but also marks a significant step toward a more sustainable and energy-efficient future for our college.”

The solar panels are projected to produce an impressive 352, 296 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year for the college, resulting in the reduction of 75.2 tonnes of carbon emissions. They will generate 30 per cent of the college’s electrical consumption.

The move to green energy is not the only step the college is taking to be more sustainable.

Already, a long list of smaller actions has been taken, such as installing LED lights across campus, sending all waste to a recycling facility and installing solar films to buildings – to name just a few. More recently, the college made an even bigger stride toward sustainability and bode farewell to its hundred-page long prospectus.

This year, 16-18-year-old prospective students have access to a fully-digital prospectus, saving 124 trees.