We don't just hand out the Solar School of the week crown to any old Tom, Dick or Harry. So, if you're looking to attract the attention of the team and join the hallowed halls of fame, you could do a lot worse than following these top tips:
Ok fine, Millbrook Primary kind of ran away with this one...
On Thursday 14 February, Mechteld Blake - the phenomenal driving force behind Pendock Primary's Solar Schools project - had the pleasure of telling 43 suitably chuffed pupils, that after just 18 weeks of hard work - highs and lows - their tiny school had raised a phenomenal £9,170.
Alongside a plethora of events and community fundraising, the team invited businesses to do their bit to help the pupils of Pendock grow
up in a clean, green solar school. And it's an opportunity that Good Energy wisely didn't want to miss. After the Pendock team got in touch with them to tell them what they were up to, they decided they wanted to do what they could to see the school succeed and donated an incredible £3050, which saw Pendock sail over their target.
It's crazy when you think about it. From showering in the morning to draining the pasta for dinner, we each put gallons of hot water down the drain every day.
Mix it all up, and it's enough to keep our sewers flowing at a balmy average of 15C. That's a lot of energy babies being thrown out with our bathwater.
I've always thought there should be a way to re-use that heat, but I suspect the demand for lukewarm sewage-filled radiators is fairly modest. Luckily, there's another way.