Case Study

Thomas Reade School

The project:

Thomas Reade School was the Hub’s first project in Abingdon, installing 48.62kWp of solar which will generate 40,981kWh per year. The scheme will educate and benefit pupils, saving 20 tonnes of CO2 every year. The project is strongly supported by the headteacher, John Serle, and the pupils too. We are delighted to say that it is the Hub’s first project in Abingdon.

Thomas Reade School has an active ‘Eco Warriors’ committee, with pupils from each year group working together to discuss all the environmental issues and identify actions for the school to become more sustainable. 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.

Thomas Reade’s solar panels were funded through our oversubscribed 2015 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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  • 48.62 kWp installed capacity
  • 194 Solar panels
  • 41K Annual generation (kWh)
  • 20 year agreement to host Low Carbon Hub solar PV project
  • 37 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
  • 364 tonnes CO2 emissions to be saved over the project life
  • £7K 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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