Bangkok Patana School is proud to announce the completion of a large solar installation with 2,160 panels on the rooftops of three buildings, producing an incredible 702 kilowatts of power. The electricity produced will not only power the buildings on which they sit, but will also provide electricity to other buildings nearby.
Bangkok Patana originally installed solar panels onto the then new Science Centre in 2015 as an educational experiment. The most recent project started as an idea instigated by the Student Environmental Committee and was executed thanks to the strong green commitment of school management. The school worked closely with Energreen Asia and ConstantEnergy to design and install the solar rooftops considering challenging issues such as surrounding shadows. Project leaders and engineers modelled the installation with students, imparting first hand understanding and knowledge. The installation uses solar photovoltaic (PV) plants, which makes Bangkok Patana a pioneer in renewable energies in Thailand and South East Asia. Solar photovoltaic (PV) plants are explained in an article written by senior student, Suyash Kothari.
Bangkok Patana is known for its lush, green campus, which includes an on-site Outdoor Classroom. Students and their teachers have driven the development of this classroom too, which will run on its own solar grid. Over time we hope to expand the number of panels on campus furthering our green credentials and commitment to the planet. The adoption of environmentally friendly technologies to power the campus reflects a commitment to “Inspiring global sustainability”, which is one of the school’s core values imparted through its progressive British curriculum.
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