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Springmead Primary School Solar PV Installation Hertfordshire

  • August 3, 2015
    • Eco-Buddies
    • Eco-Committee
    • energy
    • Feed in Tariff
    • Helen Payne
    • Recycle
    • solar Panels
    • Solar PV

Springmead Primary School Solar PV Installation Hertfordshire

Springmead-Primary-School-logoThe Project

Springmead Primary School Solar PV Installation Hertfordshire

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.

The Installation

  • 48.25 kWp Solar PV array
  • Winnaico Polycrystalline Solar Panels
  • Fronius 3-Phase Inverters
  • Fronius Web Based Monitoring System
  • Annual output of 43,184 kWh
  • Reduced energy costs of £178,141 over the project lifespan
  • 436 tonne reduction in CO2 emissions over the project lifespan
  • Revenue generated from the FiT and Export Tariff £131,608 over the project lifespan


The Background

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.

contact-usAfter completing an installation every school can benefit from Evogreen’s Curriculum Assist Programme, where every pupil can participate in lesson plans. Please just ask when speaking to one of our advisor’s to hear more.


Springmead-Primary-School-Solar-PV-MapTestimonial: Helen Payne – Ecoschool Coordinator

“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.”






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