Fir Tree Junior School in Wallingford had 34.50 kWp of solar installed on their rooftop in partnership with Low Carbon Hub, generating 27,600 kWh clean electricity per year and saving well over 250 tonnes of CO2 over the project life. The scheme will also help educate and benefit 180 pupils, teaching them about energy, climate change, and the role of renewables.
This project was installed early in 2015. It was our eighth school solar installation and our first in South Oxfordshire.
The school already had a long environmental track record, achieving Bronze, and then Silver Eco-Schools flags in recognition of their environmental commitment. The solar project made a great addition to this commitment.
Low Carbon Hub is grateful to Sustainable Wallingford who helped connect us with the school, and were supportive throughout. Sustainable Wallingford had already conducted extensive solar surveys independently across the town, including an assessment of the solar potential of their schools.
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.