Sunny Schools

 OVESCO Sunny Solar Schools is, a not-for-profit community benefit society.   We have 11 years experience of developing community owned renewable energy in Sussex.    

2019-2020 we have completed 8 projects on schools across Sussex . 

Click here for an overview of the work we have done:   

Learn a little more about how we work and our most recent share offers (now closed)  on this video  

Ringmer Community College PV Panels OVESCO Solar Energy Lewes image
Students at Ringmer College “inspecting” their new solar panels


We offered shares first to our local communities where the schools are located.  Many of our existing shareholders invested on behalf of their children or grandchildren.  The shares are a positive investment for many reasons as well as combating climate change and supporting a low carbon future. Every share purchased  helps schools reduce their annual energy bills, reduce about 9 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per school per year; and inspire our next generation of children to be part of a sustainable future. 

 Our Sunny  Solar Schools programme includes: 

Installing solar on schools,

Providing schools with educational monitoring screens which demonstrate how much energy the school  generates and uses,

Using additional profits to provide educational experiences about renewable electricity generation at local schools

St John’s Students, recipients of earlier projects,  at work in their green kitchen

The OVESCO Sunny Solar Schools Community Benefit Society (CBS) is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority as Eastry Energy trading as OVESCO Sunny Solar Schools.  It has been set up to enable schools in East Sussex to benefit from pv panels without having to invest themselves, yet still share in the expected long-term surplus income generated by each  project. The CBS is governed by a cross-disciplinary board of Directors with experience in Community Energy.




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