Langford Village Community Primary School was our 30th solar school, with 103 solar PV panels owned and managed by Low Carbon Hub. The school is a large primary school on the edge of Bicester in North Oxfordshire with 465 pupils, aged 3 to 11, in 16 classes. The school was built in 1996 and extended in 2000 to provide a dedicated teaching block for KS2 and further work was carried out in 2009 to create additional work space in KS2.
Installed at no cost to the school, the scheme is one of the projects supported by the Low Carbon Hub’s 2019 Community Energy Fund share offer. The panels have an installed capacity of 30kWp and a predicted annual generation of 28,018kWh of clean electricity every year, helping to power the school and reduce its reliance on the carbon intensive national grid.
This generation means that Langford will be meeting approximately 28% of their energy needs through the panels as well as saving 11 tonnes of CO₂ emissions each year. The project is projected to save the school approximately £16,000 over the lifetime of the project by reducing their energy bills.
We now have 30 schools across the county who are benefitting from cheaper energy bills as they receive discounted green electricity produced by their solar arrays. These schools are leading the way in helping to cut our county’s carbon emissions and demonstrate their commitment to the environment. They are also supporting the education of pupils by demonstrating, visually, the role of renewables in a low carbon future energy system.
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.