A group of teens have helped install solar panels on buildings owned by Mamer’s local council.
The Jugendsolar (solar youth) project aims to contribute to fighting climate change, saving money and engaging younger generations in projects related to their commune, according to a Mamer council press release.
Last week, 30 adolescents from Mamer participated in the project, which was organised by the town hall with the campaign group Greenpeace and Mamer’s Jugendhaus (youth centre).
The teenagers assisted in the installation of 368 solar panels on the roof of the Précoce II early education building. The electricity produced will be used for that building as well as a nearby childcare centre.
The commune of Mamer said it invested €200,000 in the project in order to reduce its dependency on nuclear, oil and coal-based energy.
The panels installed will produce approximately 113,000 kWh/year (the equivalent of the annual consumption of 26 households) and will also save 67.8 tonnes of CO2 each year (equal to 410,000km driven by car).