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Ripple Primary School

  • May 21, 2015

Ripple Primary People
Ripple Primary School has installed 54.75 kWp of Solar PV on their roofs in Barking, Essex.

The Background

Ripple Primary School is a large primary based in Barking & Dagenham. They are proud to provide a safe, stimulating and inclusive learning environment where every member of their community is valued and respected. They are a very passionate Eco-School and want to teach their students all about renewable technologies. They are leaders within the community and as such Solar PV proved to be the perfect option for the school. Utilising the Carbon Trust approved funding they have been able to install the panels with no capital outlay.

Ripple Primary

The Installation

  •  54.75 kWp solar PV array
  • Q Cell Q.Pro G3 250 Polycrystalline Solar Panels
  • SMA 3-Phase Inverters
  • SMA Sunny Webbox Monitoring System


  • Annual output of 48.873 kWh
  • Reduced energy costs of £276,601 over the project lifespan
  • 457 tonne reduction in CO2 emissions over the project lifespan
  • Revenue generated from the FiT and Export Tariff £172,022 over the project lifespan


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“The new solar panels add another dimension to the school’s eco-status but it is not just the renewable energy aspect that is welcome. We are now looking at around a third of the cost of our electrical consumption every year being covered by the panels that have been fitted and this is a significant sum that can be reinvested into the school. ”

Roger Mitchell – Headteacher

“Without them our lights would not work and we would not see our work. More schools should have solar!”

Poppy – Year 2

“In addition to the obvious educational and financial benefits, installing solar panels has contributed significantly towards Ripple Primary School being awarded the first ever ‘Green Flag’ award in Barking and Dagenham.”

James Davis – Teacher