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What question are we trying to answer? How will BSF make a difference to the environment?
Why Should Schools in Lewisham Reduce their Carbon Footprints? The world is in serious danger of global warming. As you may already know polar ice-caps are melting and the polar region has become a serious concern. The UK is one of the biggest producers of CO 2 in the world That’s why we think Lewisham should lead the way for the new “carbon neutral” schools
For a wind turbine of a 26ft blade radius we calculated how much energy it would produce at 5mph School would need 20500 kwh per month power output from the turbine is 500 kwh per month 500 ÷ 20500 x 100 = 2.4% = Amount saved SCHOOL PAYS PER YEAR ( NATIONAL GRID ) = £20000 SAVED ( THROUGH TURBINE ) = £500 PER YEAR COST OF TURBINE = £20000 YEARS TO RECOUP MONEY = 40 YEARS 40 years is a long time to recoup money but we feel that the environment is more important