New Projects

At OVESCO we are building on our experience with schools and other community-based organisations to support further renewable energy installations more widely across East Sussex.

The benefits are:

  • Community owned solar installations (at no cost to the school or organisation)
  • Lower-cost electricity or heat
  • Measurably lower carbon emissions, visible to all
  • Involvement of pupils, parents and the community
  • A financial return for community investors
  • A basis for low carbon educational initiatives

    Contact us for more information.



OVESCO Sunny Solar Schools

OVESCO has been developing community-owned renewable energy installations with schools for 10 years.  We have worked with local schools including Priory School, Lewes; Ringmer Community College; Wallands School, Lewes and Chailey School.  Our aim is to use our experience to support schools across Sussex to become solar power producers, reduce carbon emissions and provide a platform for educating pupils, parents and the community about climate change.

The Sunny Solar Schools project aims to deliver clean electricity to schools in East Sussex.  We will assess the suitability of each school involved for photovoltaic (PV) solar panels and the installation will be funded by a community share offer to local people. OVESCO will project manage the installation and operate the system once commissioned. The school will be offered electricity at a reduced price for 25 years, providing greater certainty for budgets.

OVESCO Sunny Solar Schools is installing roof top solar PV at  schools in East Sussex and kicked off with an additional 30kW installed Kings Academy in Ringmer and 30kw installed at St John’s School in Brighton.  We have completed feasibility studies on over 20 schools and are currently working to get schools roof tops pre-registered before the 31st March deadline.

The completed projects are supported by Ashden’s LESS CO2 programme and the EU-funded Low Carbon Across the South East (LOCASE) project. 

To find out more, get in touch by emailing or give us a call on 01273 472405.



Sunny Solar Schools

Sunny Solar Schools

In 2018 OVESCO invited you to invest in community-owned solar generation for schools in East Sussex. We raised £70,000, and installed 60kW of solar PV via two projects on local schools – St John’s College, Brighton and a second installation at King’s Academy, Ringmer.

Pre-registration.  We are currently pre-registering school roof-tops before March 31st this year when the government’s feed in tariff ends.  If you are part of a school that would like solar panels – at no cost to the school – please get in touch.

We will launch a new community share offer later in 2019.

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Ovesco are pre-registering roof tops of community buildings before the 31st March deadline.
Community Energy groups will then have a year to build any solar projects that they have pre-registered.
If you are part of an organisation that would like to get their roof-top registered, and make the most of the benefits of community energy.  Get in touch.


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