Schools, offices and car parks will become mini electricity-generating stations under one of the biggest programmes of solar panel installation so far seen in Brighton & Hove. The city council has drawn up a list of 40 non-residential properties, including schools, office buildings, leisure centres and multi-storey car parks, as ideal sites for photovoltaic (PV) panels. Officials have twenty three thought likely to be money-spinners, with another 17 regarded as ‘possibles’. Among those thought to be most promising are Blatchington Mill School, Russell Road car park and the Prince Regent swimming complex.
In a separate move, the authority is also looking at using council homes and blocks of flats, potentially increasing the number of buildings generating power.
From a City Council press release.