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School's sunshine booster.

A LEPTON lepton (lĕp`tŏn') [Gr.,=light (i.e., lightweight)], class of elementary particles that includes the electron and its antiparticle, the muon and its antiparticle, the tau and its antiparticle, and the neutrino and antineutrino associated with  school is going 'green', thanks to new solar panels.

Rowley Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School is to have pounds 20,000 worth of solar panels installed on its roof.

It is one of 80 UK schools which have been selected to receive grants in the second phase of the Co-operative's Green Energy for Schools scheme.

The scheme has paid for half of the photovoltaic The generation of voltage by a material that is exposed to light in the visible and invisible ranges. See photoelectric and photovoltaic cell.  panels at the school, with the rest of the funding coming from the Government's Low Carbon Building Programme.

Rowley Lane was nominated for the solar panels grant by Margaret Walker, who is an administrative clerk at the Co-operative store in Holmfirth.

She said: "Installing solar panels at this local school is a great way of getting the Co-operative's climate change message across to the whole community, as well as cutting carbon dioxide carbon dioxide, chemical compound, CO2, a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is about one and one-half times as dense as air under ordinary conditions of temperature and pressure.  emissions and saving the school money on electricity bills." Headteacher Carol Martin added: "We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint and it is fantastic to be given the opportunity to generate our own renewable energy.

Schools have an important role to play in teaching the next generation about climate change." Since 2007, the Co-operative has spent pounds 1m on solar panels..
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:May 5, 2009
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