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Your school can benefit from free solar through a Power Purchase Agreement, providing both significant long term savings on energy bills and creating a positive impact on the environment.

For more details on education in the public sector, please visit our public sector page.

We have extensive experience in the education sector, having worked on various university sites, colleges, academies, and schools across the UK. It is advisable to carry out school solar power installations outside of term time to minimise any safety concerns and disruption to the students and staff.

Some educational clients are in a position to self-fund a solar PV system. However, with school budgets typically not supportive of large capital investments, we have two attractive options to help your school enjoy the benefits of energy technology and save money on energy bills.

Free solar panels for schools

With large buildings and ample roof space, most educational premises are eligible to take advantage of a free solar PV system through a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). This enables schools to benefit from reduced energy bills, protecting them against future energy price rises whilst having a positive impact on the environment.

Achieve the Green Flag award with solar for schools

Although energy bill savings are often the main motivator behind solar panels for schools, it is becoming more desirable for schools to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. Renewable energy technology installations such as solar and LED can help schools to achieve the Green Flag environmental award.

Planting trees for educational purposes

In 2015 and 2016, we designed and launched our own green campaign, the Green Mile, which also benefits the education sector. The target to fund the planting of ‘one mile of trees’ in those years was met with the help of our clients.

Some of these trees were planted in the UK woodlands, with the rest being planted in UK schools. This gave children the chance to plant the trees and lear as they grow.

Case Study #1: Cambridge Regional College

Solar for schools installation by EvoEnergy for Cambridge Regional College, Cambridgeshire

Cambridge Regional College approached EvoEnergy in 2015 to install a 250 kWp solar PV system onto their roofs. The installation covered the majority of the campus across various buildings. Along with 6 other companies, EvoEnergy helped Cambridge Regional College reach their objectives; to reduce their energy bills and receive a good ROI. Visit the Cambridge Regional College page for more information on this solar for schools case study.

Case Study #2: Portland College

Solar for schools installation by EvoEnergy for Portland College, Nottinghamshire

Portland College is a leading education centre for adults with disabilities. EvoEnergy helped the institution reduce its energy bills by 15% and reduce its carbon footprint by installing an 186 kWp rooftop solar array back in 2014. Visit our Portland College case study page for more information.


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