Minchinhampton Primary School Solar Panel Scheme
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As Signatories of the Building Services Declare for the Climate Emergency, Method recognises the need to act on climate change and within the framework of our commitment to sustainability, our priority is to offset CO2 emissions through local projects with a tangible benefit.
It’s expected that the scheme will reduce the school’s carbon footprint by around 9 tons annually and save hundreds in electricity bills. The investment will be repaid over 25 years through the sale of electricity, after which point the school will enjoy free energy.
- As the technical/engineering drawings for the roofs were not available, an in-roof solar system was adopted. This had the benefit of a better aesthetic but added to cost and marginally reduced generation
- Because the school is in a conservation area, planning permission was required
- Initially, the school hoped to secure an interest-free loan via the SALIX loan scheme, but this was unsuccessful
- Help to significantly reduce the school’s carbon footprint
- Reduce the school’s electricity bills through a lower and more stable electricity tariff
- A monitoring panel in the foyer of the school enables teachers to use the solar roof as an educational asset for learning about green energy generation