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.
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 HollidgeHeadteacher