Snap! Eco-Classroom Too Cold To Use, Thanks To Solar Panels

It appears that solar power isn’t quite at the stage where it can fight off the chills from globull warming induced cold. A funny story to start off your Friday

Eco-campaigners who built a classroom powered by the sun believed they were paving the way for the future.

Instead they have been taught a valuable lesson – there is not enough sun in North London to sufficiently heat their building.

The much feted zero-carbon Living Ark classroom was opened three months ago to great fanfare.

It boasts laudable green credentials and is made from sustainable wood, sheep’s wool and soil. The roof is made of mud and grass and it has its own ‘rain pod’ and solar panels.

But there is snag – its solar panels only provide enough energy to power a few lightbulbs.

As a result the classroom is bitterly cold and uninhabitable for lessons.

Parents have branded it ‘useless’, an ‘expensive piece of wood’ and a ‘great idea for the Caribbean’.

The Living Ark was built at Muswell Hill Primary School, North London, at the cost of £25,000.

That’s roughly $40,000 U.S. dollars for this “green” boondoggle.

Now, don’t get me wrong: I whole heartedly support the use of solar and other alternative energy sources, and environmentally friendly, well, stuff. Nothing wrong with that. Protecting the environment is a good thing. Though, I obviously do not think along the lines of doing it for globull warming. But, too often, the “greenies” are stuck on the means, not the outcome, which is basically Liberalism in a nutshell. Intentions are what matter, so what if the outcome is less than reasonable. So what if the outcome is a disaster. So what if the outcome meant that the money was wasted. They tried! There’s always more tax payer money to try again. And again. And again.

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3 Responses to “Snap! Eco-Classroom Too Cold To Use, Thanks To Solar Panels”

  1. Adobe Walls says:

    Doesn’t using solar panels to power generators work much more efficiently than using the panels for direct power?
    I’ve seen ads for solar powered generators and have wondered if they actually work as advertised.

  2. captainfish says:

    That works with steam. you still need enough solar to turn the water in to steam.

    But, being in High Northern Latitudes, I somehow doubt there really is enough power to power anything with a normal number of solar panels. They would need probably 20-25 panels just for the power and heating.

    And that is not counting extra power usage for like computers or teaching aids. Don’t forget the massive carbon-earth killing batteries that will be needed too.

    Then you need to add panels to account for the many cloudy days to help make up for the drop in solar irradiance due to cloud cover.

    Someone got scammed on this project. And why ROUND??? Can’t really allocate space as efficiently that way, can you? Makes it hard to sit in and utelize the walls efficiently also.

    Stupid is as Britain does.

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