Case Study

West Kidlington Primary School

The project:

West Kidlington Primary has installed 22.5kWp of solar with the Low Carbon Hub. Each year, it will generate 18,099kWh and save 6.8 tonnes of CO2, as well as benefiting their 375 pupils. You can monitor the generation by clicking on North and South panels.

West Kidlington is already doing great work on sustainability, achieving a Silver Eco Schools award and now working towards a Green Flag award. The school has an active Eco Team with representatives from every KS2 class, who have worked on great recycling facilities, compost bins for classes and school energy reduction plans. 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.

West Kidlington’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.

Photos / map / Impact

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  • 22.5 kWp installed capacity
  • 90 Solar panels
  • 18,087 Annual generation (kWh)
  • 20 year agreement to host Low Carbon Hub solar PV project
  • 17% 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
  • 160 tonnes CO2 emissions to be saved over the project life
  • £9k 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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