Gomel State Regional Lyceum

Gomel State Regional Lyceum opened 20 years ago in the city of Gomel, the second-most populous city in land-locked Belarus.

Over 400 children attend the school which includes academic buildings, dormitories and a “museum of energy savings”. The region was severely affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986, therefore the school has a special interest in renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, according to its application. The candidate states that the museum is often visited by foreign delegations, including the one from the World Bank of Reconstruction and Development.

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The school intends to replace the roof of one of its academic buildings, made from conventional materials, with photovoltaic roofing.

It expects this to reduce its overall electricity consumption by 15.5%. This is the school’s first ZFEP entry. The application envisions paying for 100% of the project cost with the Prize money.

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