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 5 projects on schools across Sussex . We have just been given the go ahead to build our sixth project which should be completed in June.  

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

Although our share offer is now closed, we may shortly re-open to fund this latest project.  We will update the website shortly. 
View our recent share offer prospectus here.  

Learn a little more about how we work and our share offer on this video 


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


 We want to offer shares first to our local communities where the schools are located.  Many of our existing shareholders invest 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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We are almost ready to start our new build on local schools.  Will update once the paperwork is signed off.  Construction will start in the school summer holidays.