Case Study

Long Furlong School

The project:

The school and attached nursery is based in Abingdon, and teaches over 200 primary and nursery age children. Long Furlong Primary School’s solar panels are part of a community share offer, which means they can be owned by staff, parents and local residents. The funds from the electricity generated will 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.

We’re delighted to be able to put local power in the hands of a local community who are already doing brilliant work on sustainability. There are a number of environmental community groups in the area, including LCH shareholder group Abingdon Carbon Cutters and the school itself has a Bronze Eco-Schools award, active student eco council and is involved with the Forest Schools programme.

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 more about energy and climate change.

Photos / map / Impact

  • Long Furlong Proposed Solar Layout Lf230316
  • 29.64 kWp installed capacity
  • 114 Solar panels
  • 26,130 Annual generation (kWh)
  • 20 Year agreement to host Low Carbon Hub solar PV project
  • 39% of the school's electricity needs met on-site
  • 25% discount to the school on electricity bills
  • ZERO cost to the school for the term of the project
  • 232 Tonnes CO2 emissions to be saved over the project life
  • £12K savings to the school electricity bills over the project life

Work with us

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

Explore more of our work