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Solar for Schools wins Rushlight Sustainability Initiative Award

At Solar for Schools we are celebrating after scooping a prestigious Rushlight Award in recognition of our pioneering work, both enabling schools to benefit from the cost savings opportunities whilst also educating pupils on the issue of sustainability and the importance of renewable energy sources.


The Rushlight Awards – often referred to as the ‘Green Oscars’ - celebrate the technology and innovation achievements of UK organisations in providing new and innovative solutions to address global warming and climate change and represent the pinnacle of industry recognition. This year’s submissions were arguably the strongest in its 25-year history but despite the strong competition Solar for Schools collected the Sustainability Initiative Award.

The Solar for Schools goal is to create a scalable online platform covering all the steps required for a school to go solar. Acting as a long term partner with the school to manage and deal with all the red tape and arrange the investment if required. Although just a year old, we already manage 50 systems on 47 schools, across the UK, but this is just the tip of the iceberg as there are 24,000 schools in the UK alone and over 1 million worldwide.

Robert Schrimpff CEO said, “We are delighted to be recognised by a Rushlight Award. Despite the fact that we have only been in business for little more than one year, and up against much larger and more mature organisations, the judges were extremely impressed by our rapid progress and our focus on providing schools with affordable, risk-free renewable energy solutions. This award will now help us bring more recognition that should encourage more schools to go solar."

We have a bold mission: to encourage every school in the UK, and eventually worldwide, to install solar panels that will generate clean, safe electricity and which will, in turn reduce global emissions by a total of 50 million tonnes a year.

To find out how much carbon emissions a school near you could save with solar visit www.solarforschools.co.uk and enter the first few letters of the school name in the calculator.