Case Study

Sir William Ramsay Academy

The project:

Sir William Ramsay Academy is the first school from Buckinghamshire to sign up to our solar schools scheme!

Located in Hazlemere near High Wycombe, the secondary school teaches around 1000 pupils from year seven to sixth form. The 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 local communities further afield, enabling the school to generate green electricity, reduce the community’s carbon footprint and inspire pupils to learn more about energy and climate change.

The 192 solar panels stacked on end would be four times as tall as the Great Pyramid of Giza!

Photos / map / Impact

  • Sir William Ramsay Site
  • 49.92 kWp installed capacity
  • 200 Solar panels
  • 44,479 Annual generation (kWh)
  • 20 year agreement to host Low Carbon Hub solar PV project
  • 9% 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
  • 400 tonnes CO2 emissions to be saved over the project life
  • £26K 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
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