Edward Feild Primary School
Edward Feild Primary and Foundation Stage School in Kidlington has 16kWp of solar PV installed, generating over 15,000kWh per year and saving over 6 tonnes of carbon annually.
The busy school has already been doing great work engaging pupils with environmental issues. The school were awarded Eco Schools Silver Award status in 2010 in recognition of efforts to "save it" and recycle, teaching ways to embrace an environmentally friendly way of life, and recycling 70% of waste on site. 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.
The school’s solar panels were funded through our oversubscribed 2014 community share offer, which means they are owned by staff, parents and local residents. 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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- 16 kWp installed capacity
- 64 Solar panels
- 14,190 Annual generation (kWh)
- 20 year agreement to host Low Carbon Hub solar PV project
- 19% 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
- 126 tonnes CO2 emissions to be saved over the project life
- £8K savings to the school electricity bills over the project life
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James OchiltreeProjects Manager