Solar PV systems in schools not only have environmental benefits, they can potentially save a school thousands of pounds a year, writes Jane Evans of the National Association of Head Teachers

The UK’s Sustainable Development Strategy states that ‘by 2020, the government would like all schools to be models of energy efficiency [and] renewable energy use.’ They should, it says, also take the lead in their communities by showcasing wind, solar,bio-fuel energy [and] low-energy equipment