A secondary school is playing an important role in the drive to reduce carbon emissions impacting on climate change.

Ysgol Dinas Bran, at Llangollen, is seeing a green energy project taking place on site which will help reduce the school’s carbon footprint.

Part of Denbighshire County Council’s Climate and Ecological Change Programme the Council is delivering the Greening Ysgol Dinas Bran project.

Denbighshire County Council declared a Climate Change and Ecological Emergency in July 2019 and has since committed to becoming a Net Carbon Zero and Ecologically Positive Council by 2030.

This includes reducing the Council’s emissions from its buildings alongside fleet, waste generated in operations, business travel, staff commuting and street lighting.

The green project at Ysgol Dinas Bran and Llangollen Leisure Centre has seen a 150Kw array of solar panels installed on the school roof which will generate electricity for the school onsite using the suns energy.

Other elements of the work include heating control upgrades and LED lighting. The whole project is expected to reduce the schools carbon emissions by 73 tonnes per year.

The new Solar Panels went live in August and heating control and LED lighting will all be complete by Christmas.

Cllr Brian Jones the Council’s Lead Member for Waste, Transport and the Environment, said: “We are continuing to work on ensuring the Council is reducing its carbon footprint and increasing biodiversity in the county.

“This project is a big benefit for reducing carbon and cost whilst at the same time improving the learning environment at the school.”

“We thank the school for working with the Council on this important project”.