Case Study

Longfields Primary and Nursery School

The project:

Longfields Primary and Nursery School is our 28th solar school.

The solar panels will provide around one third of the energy used at the school and save almost 20 tonnes of CO2 each year. 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.

The project is projected to save the school around £16,000 over the lifetime of the project.

We are delighted to be working with Longfields School, helping them save money on their energy bills, cut their carbon emissions and providing a great educational resources for their students.

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.

Photos / map / Impact

  • Longfields 2
  • Longfields 3
  • Longfields 1
  • 48.6 kWp installed capacity
  • 176 solar panels
  • 42,184 annual generation (kWh)
  • 33% of the school's electricity needs met on-site
  • 380 Tonnes CO2 emissions to be saved over the project life
  • zero cost to the school for the term of the project
  • £16k estimated savings for the school over the project lifetime
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 Hollidge , Head Teacher, Longfields Primary and Nursery School

Work with us

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