Sunny Solar Schools

Ringmer Community College PV Panels OVESCO Solar Energy Lewes image

 

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 delivers clean electricity to schools in East Sussex.  Schools in our portfolio  get their daytime electricity at a reduced price for 25 years, and television screens with educational material on them about solar energy.

OVESCO Sunny Solar Schools kicked off with an additional 30kW installed Kings Academy in Ringmer and 30kw installed at St John’s School in Brighton.  We have added additional Sussex schools to our sites, details are on our sites page. Because of Covid 19 government has extended the FITS deadline for community owned solar electricity generating projects until March 2021.  This means that if your school previously registered with Ovesco – and you are project ready – ie, all your stakeholders are on board and enthusiastic to get solar on your roof, get in touch with us.  We would love to be able put solar on your school roof free of charge.

Some of the completed projects were 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 schools@ovesco.co.uk
or give us a call on 01273 472405

 

St-John the Baptist Solar Panels OVESCO Community Energy image

St John’s Brighton

Cost: £35,000 Rating: 29.78 kW
Predicted output: 30,000 kWh p.a.
Owner:  Ovesco Sunny Solar Schools

St John the Baptist Primary School Solar Panels OVESCO Community Energy image

St John the Baptist Primary School

Cost: £35,000 Rating: 30 kW
Predicted output: 29,609 kWh p.a.
Owner:  Ovesco Sunny Solar Schools

Our Lady of Lourdes Solar Panels OVESCO Community Energy image

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Primary School

Cost: £39,000 Rating: 29.78 kW
Predicted output: 30,000 kWh p.a.
Owner:  Ovesco Sunny Solar Schools

Ringmer Solar Panels OVESCO Community Energy image

Ringmer Community College – site 2

Cost: £31,000 Rating: 30 kW
Predicted output: 29,609 kWh p.a.
Owner:  Ovesco Sunny Solar Schools

Burgess Hill Academy Solar Panels OVESCO Community Energy image

Burgess Hill Academy

Cost: £50,000 Rating: 50 kW
Predicted output: 49,609 kWh p.a.
Owner:  Ovesco Sunny Solar Schools

Cavendish School Eastbourne Solar Panels OVESCO Community Energy image

Cavendish School, Eastbourne

Cost: £55,403 Rating: 49.9 kW
Predicted output: 47.6 kWh p.a.
Owner:  Ovesco Sunny Solar Schools

Pound Hill school Crawley Solar Panels OVESCO Community Energy image

Pound Hill School Crawley

Cost: Rating: 29 kW
Predicted output: 29 kWh p.a.
Owner:  Ovesco Sunny Solar Schools

St John's Kitchen imageSt 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.

To find out more, get in touch by emailing schools@ovesco.co.uk
or give us a call on 01273 472405

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