Right in the heart of Oxford, Cheney School is one of the first of the 2014 Hub solar schools to start generating. At 90.5kWp, split across three metal roofs, it is also one of the largest and will generate 77,378kWh per year of clean, green electricity for the school. The scheme will benefit over 1400 pupils and save 36.4 tonnes of CO2 annually.
Cheney School’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.
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- 90.5 kWp installed capacity
- 362 Solar panels
- 77,366 Annual generation (kWh)
- 20 year agreement to host Low Carbon Hub solar PV project
- 10% 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
- 774 tonnes CO2 emissions to be saved over the project life
- £49k savings to the school electricity bills over the project life
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James OchiltreeProjects Manager