Case Study

Charlbury Primary School

The project:

Charlbury Primary School is proud of its new solar PV scheme developed in partnership with the Low Carbon Hub. The 96 panels on the school roof will generate 21,312kWh per year and save 10 tonnes of CO2 per year.

The busy school has already been doing great work engaging pupils with environmental issues. The school is part of the Eco-Schools international award programme and recently received the programme's 'Silver award' in recognition of its achievement in integrating sustainable practices into everyday school life. It’s fantastic to add to this work by enabling the school to generate green electricity, reduce the community’s carbon footprint and inspire pupils to learn even more about energy and climate change.

Charlbury’s solar panels were funded through our oversubscribed 2014 community share offer, giving staff, parents and local residents the opportunity to own the installation. The funds from the electricity generated give a return to the community who have invested in the panels, as well as helping reduce school bills and enabling future community-benefit projects.

Photos / map / Impact

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  • 24 kWp installed capacity
  • 96 Solar panels
  • 21,312 Annual generation (kWh)
  • 20 year agreement to host Low Carbon Hub solar PV project
  • 25% of the school's electricity needs met on-site
  • 25% discount to the site on solar electricity purchased
  • ZERO cost to the school for the term of the project
  • 182 tonnes CO2 emissions to be saved over the project life
  • £8.3K savings to the school electricity bills over the project life
It shows how valuable and important the sun is to us because it can provide and save electricity as well as keeping us alive. Solar panels are a renewable energy source which saves the school money and our planet. Solar panels save the school lots of money so we can spend the savings on ICT equipment.

Anons, Pupils in Year 5 & 6

Work with us

  • James Ochiltree Projects Executive Low Carbon Hub Team 500
    James Ochiltree
    Projects Manager
    01865 246099
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