Longfields Primary and Nursery School was our 28th solar school, with solar panels owned and managed by Low Carbon Hub.
The 176 solar panels provide around one third of the energy used at the school and save almost 20 tonnes of CO₂ emissions each year. 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 project is projected to save the school around £16,000 over the lifetime of the project by reducing their energy bills.
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.
As a school, we are constantly developing a changing curriculum and in the current world climate our local community and wider environment is a growing and important focus. As well as keeping our children informed about environmental changes and issues, it is great that we can do our part and attempt to reduce Longfields’ carbon footprint.PAUL HOLLIDGE, HEADTEACHER
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.