Right in the heart of the Oxfordshire countryside, Stonesfield Primary is generating 33,526kWh of clean, green electricity every year. This will save 300 tonnes of CO2 over the projects lifetime, as well as help cut the school’s energy bills and teach the pupils about renewable energy.
The busy school has already been doing great work engaging pupils with environmental issues. The school is part of the Eco-Schools international award programme and has an active Eco Council. 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.
Stonesfield’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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- 34.32 kWp installed capacity
- 132 Solar panels
- 33,531 Annual generation (kWh)
- 20 year agreement to host Low Carbon Hub solar PV project
- 41% 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
- 298 tonnes CO2 emissions to be saved over the project life
- £11K savings to the school electricity bills over the project life
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James OchiltreeProjects Manager