High security jail is going solar in bid to help environment

A prison is going green with solar power set to send electricity bills tumbling.

Energy company Campbell & Kennedy have been appointed by the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) to install solar PV systems to three prisons, including HMP Low Moss in Bishopbriggs.

The roof mounted photovoltaic system will be completed by the end of August and is part of a drive to slash SPS’s greenhouse gas emissions by 20 per cent between 2010 and 2015.

Jason Lowey, from Campbell & Kennedy, said: “We are extremely pleased that we will be carrying out these works.

“Given the amount of electricity that is used at these sites, it will be a great way to reduce costs, as well as help the environment.”