Helen Payne the schools Eco-School coordinator was excited to hear about how her school could save money and help save the planet by using Solar PV on the flat roof area and booked an appointment with our consultant to talk through her options.
Once we came back and presented our financial report to Helen and the headteacher Judith Sumner they were excited with the project and decided that they would proceed with a 48.25kWp Photovoltaic array. This included the government backed Feed in Tariff (FiT), which is guaranteed for 20 years.
Springmead Primary School is a primary based in Wellwyn Garden City and already have a healthy interest in all things that effect the climate and utilising products that come from a renewable source. With many awards made to the school such as the Eco-Schools Green Flag they are committed to improving and insuring their pupils have the best education possible.
Springmead is a school that cares for the environment and recycles, reduced its energy consumption and has an Eco-committee of children. Their committee are called Eco-Buddies and include children from year 6 down to Reception.
The Eco-Buddies encourage the school to recycle paper, fruit and ink cartridges. They monitor the amount of electricity, gas and water that is used through the school. Installing Solar PV was a brilliant opportunity to develop the school’s ways of making their community a greener, more energy efficient society. Now, they can easily cut back on their carbon footprint and enjoy the benefits such as saving money on their energy bills and receiving a secondary income from government incentives.
“Evogreen have been very efficient throughout providing all of the information we needed and explaining everything thoroughly, The installation was very smooth with very little intrusion to the school. The whole school is excited to have solar panels and hopefully it will save us money over the long term.”