Chilton County Primary is generating over 26,000 kWh of clean electricity per year as part of Low Carbon Hub’s solar schools scheme. The school will save over 230 tonnes of CO2 over the project’s lifetime. The school already had a proud environmental record, as one of only a few schools with the Eco-Schools Green Flag status – so the solar installation made a great addition to their commitment to sustainability.
It was clear when we met with Chilton school how important their environmental activities were, both in terms of educating their school community including 240 pupils, as well as taking many actions taken to reduce energy use and look after the environment.
Our scheme was, therefore a good fit, and the school had an excellent roof available. There was a grid constraint which meant it wasn’t possible to utilise quite as much of the roof as first intended – however there are still a very impressive 115 solar panels installed, each with a peak capability of 260 watts in good sunny conditions.
Could your school be a solar school?
If you work in a school in Oxfordshire, and you’re interested in finding out more about how your school could work with us to install a solar array, please contact our Projects Manager.