Absolute Solar wins deal to fit school’s PV power system by the bonnie, bonnie banks of Loch Lomond

Absolute MD Graham Provest, left, with fellow director Tom Newall.
Absolute MD Graham Provest, left, with fellow director Tom Newall.

Absolute Solar and Wind has won a council contract to install a new solar PV system at Gartocharn primary school – a  Scottish green flag eco-friendly school.

Situated on the outskirts of Gartocharn village in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, this new project will boost the school’s energy-efficiency credentials even further.

West Dunbartonshire Council last year approved a five-year supply and maintenance deal for the biomass boiler at Gartocharn Primary, which aims to reduce energy costs and reduce the school’s carbon footprint.

Absolute, a family-run company with 10 years’ experience, was successful in the open tender process for the contract and was appointed to install the fuel supply and associated operation and maintenance of biomass boiler at the school.

Head teacher John McDonald said: “We’re pleased to have Absolute Solar and Wind install the solar PV. It’s important to us to reduce our energy use and being smarter about how we generate that energy is part of our futureproofing it.”

Graham Provest, Managing Director of Absolute Solar and Wind – which is also based near Loch Lomond – said: “This project will promote understanding of carbon reducing and sustainable energy. We’re looking forward to engaging with the young people to celebrate the installation as the project nears completion.

“We are committed to encouraging young people’s interest in Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) projects, so the latest project will provide a great opportunity to learn about solar PV.”

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