Welcome to our 28th solar school

We're really pleased to welcome our 28th solar school to the Low Carbon Hub. Longfields Primary and Nursery School in Bicester now have a fully installed array of solar panels that will provide around a third of the school's energy needs.

Longfields is the latest to join a growing number of schools across Oxfordshire to benefit from a solar programme supported by Oxfordshire County Council and run by the Low Carbon Hub.

Over the lifetime of the project, this renewable energy project will save 380 tonnes of CO2 from being emitted and save the school around £16,000 in bills.

Installed at no cost to the school, the scheme is one of the projects you can support when you invest in the Low Carbon Hub’s most recent community share offer, the Community Energy Fund.

Longfields are the second school to sign up as a solar school following recent reductions to the Feed-in Tariff, the subsidiary for renewable energy. We're delighted that despite these reductions, schools remain keen to install solar panels and want to work with us, demonstrating what's possible when we work together to power up our communities.

Find out more about the installation in their case study.

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As part of our commitment to reduce CO2 emissions, we are delighted to support The Low Carbon Hub Solar Schools Programme. Not only do the panels reduce school energy bills and emissions, they visibly demonstrate a school’s green ethos. This is the 19th County Council school that we have supported to take part in the programme.

Sarah Gilbert, Energy Strategy Manager, Oxfordshire County Council