Solar for Schools Community Benefit Society – Read about the positive impact they’re having.

Solar for Schools, sustainable energy

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Executive Chair Ann Finlayson is also chair of our partner, the Solar for Schools Community Benefit Society. This organisation was set-up in 2016 to enable schools in England and Wales to benefit from solar panels without having to invest themselves. Participating schools share in the expected long-term profits, or surplus income generated by each solar project despite very low government subsidies. Four years on the evidence of their positive impact is clear.

If you are an educator interested in finding out how Solar for Schools can help your school, you can check out their website here.

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Frequently asked questions:

What is Solar for Schools?


SEEd’s partner Solar for Schools is empowering the next generation to fight climate change.
They believe that the next generation is key to society becoming sustainable fast enough, so they provide energy and climate literacy education to students funded by solar panels on each school.

Free solar panels for schools UK?

Solar for Schools UK bring funders, installers, partners, schools and students together to develop a solar project at no cost or risk to a school.

How can schools reduce their energy bill UK?

You can involve the whole school in saving electricity and have your students come up with ideas to secure energy savings. Here are some starters:
1. Install solar panels. Solar for Schools: have a fantastic scheme where they bring funders, installers, partners, schools and students together to develop a solar project at no cost or risk to a school.
2. Switch desktop computers for laptop computers as these consume far less energy.
3. Switch to LED lighting.
4. Turn off lights when not in use.

How much do solar panels cost for schools UK?

With a reduction in governemnt support for solar energy in recent years, Solar for Schools UK have developed a programme that brings funders, installers, partners, schools and students together to develop a solar project at no cost or risk to a school. Check out their website to find out more.