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All public institutions especially schools, including collective buildings and houses, should be given a real chance to orient themselves towards renewable sources and to use energy produced from the sun. The households and the public institutions are one of the biggest spenders of energy which contributes to enormous carbon footprint, shows the Strategy of Energetics.

The consequences of the use of “unclean” energy produced by fossil fuels is deadly for the planet and because of that we have to orient ourselves towards sustainable solutions. The Startegy for Energetics 2040, in two of its three scenarios, predicts complete abandoning of the coal as energent and transferring to renewable sources of energy.

In order for the real conditions to be created for that, what is necessary is to achieve a decentralization of the energetic with which the citizens will be directly allowed to feel the benefits of the sun, states the NGO Go Green. For that purpose, the Rule Book for Renewable Sources of Energy will have to be changed which allows the installation with a power of 20 KW although the needs for facilities are much greater. In this moment, there is a campaign ongoing “Schools powered by Solar Energy” that refers to 130 secondary schools in the country with a request they should become energy efficient passive facilities.

“In our country there are 130 secondary schools total, and only one of them is emitting around 400 tons of carbon dioxide. The carbon footprint is enormous and it is estimated that 4.414 tries are necessary to absorb the CO2 emitted only by one school. We appeal for passive schools that ae energy efficient, use electricity and heating from renewable sources of energy and thus eliminate the emission of CO2. For eg., the secondary school Nikola Karev in Skopje has two buildings. The first has a roof of 500 square meters which means 80 KW photovoltage moduls can be installed and annually it will produce around 96 megawatt hours.The other building has around 1.600 square meters and 270 KW photovoltage moduls can be installed and annually, 400 megawatt hours can be produced annually. That means that 350 KW can be installed at both buildings and annually htey can produce 496 megawatt hours. But, the current Rule Book is limiting the installation with a power up ti 20 KW. We appeal for an increase or the limitation to be lifted since it will increase the interest of the schools to invest in solar photovoltaics as they will be more rewarding” said Antonio Jovanovski of Go Green organization.