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Solar panels funded by music festival

Solar panels to be installed on our schools in the next few months will be partly funded by festival goers.

Jan 29th, 2019

Starting off the new school year with solar

As autumn begins, we have an opportunity for you to support students going back to school. Just two days ago, we opened our newest bond offer on the Ethex fundraising platform. We are raising funds for the next round of solar panels to be built on schools across the UK!

Sep 7th, 2018

Salix funding available for solar

Overview of the criteria, conditions and benefits of funding your solar projects through Salix. In addition to providing funding through the Solar for Schools Community Benefit Society (CBS), we would like to share information about another funding option for your solar projects.

Nov 10th, 2017

2nd CBS Bond Issue Closes Over Target

Our bond offer closed 2 weeks ago, and we are happy to report that we raised over £10,000 more than our goal, before closing date, from 47 different investors. A very good result indeed!

May 18th, 2017

2nd CBS Bond Issue Opens Today

Solar for Schools Community Benefit Society Ltd is excited to announce the issue of its second round of solar bonds in partnership with Ethex – starting March 7th 2017. Investors are making a social impact investment to help schools in the UK access clean and renewable solar electricity.

Mar 7th, 2017

Profit Share for all: Bright Future for Solar on Schools

Schools are being urged to continue to look to solar panels for renewable electricity supplies, despite the fact that October sees many schools facing the lowest government subsidies since they were introduced in the UK in 2011.

Oct 10th, 2016

How a Community Benefit Society will work for you

Schools that become members of the CBS will have a share in the success of those systems. We will continue to manage the systems and funding and receive management fees from the CBS, but now any profits will be shared with the schools.

Jul 14th, 2016

Raising £400k investment to help more schools

Last week saw the launch of our crowdfunding campaign, aiming to raise £400k in exchange for 15% of the company on Crowdcube, the UK’s leading crowdfunding platform, to develop our online platform further.

Jun 28th, 2016

The Low Carbon Innovation Fund invests in Solar for Schools

The University of East Anglia's Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) has invested into Solar for Schools. LCIF joins an exclusive syndicate of experienced venture capital professionals who are investing in Solar Options for Schools Ltd.

Jan 7th, 2016

The anticipated tariff cuts have been unexpectedly delayed

Solar subsidy rates would be cut from 1st January 2016. But there has been a delay presenting this to Parliament, so we will now be able to continue to install into January and possibly February.

Dec 2nd, 2015

Main Electricity Prices are Increasing

Steep price hikes for electricity! School electricity bills are rising, as energy companies once again are pushing up prices. Reports in the national press since November have hinted at energy prices rising this winter, which have come true.

Nov 30th, 2015

Options for Solar on Schools from 2016

Missed the deadline to apply to install solar this year before government slashes subsidies for solar as announced?….

All is not lost – At Solar for Schools we are working on options for 2016 if indeed the government slashes subsidies as proposed.

Oct 19th, 2015

Solar For Schools team launches in Germany

Following the success in the UK, 30 schools are now benefiting from solar panels, the team has been working on a German approach aimed specifically at helping Kindergartens and small private schools save energy costs by using solar panels.

Jul 3rd, 2015

Overview of funding options for solar on schools

Suspicious of the term ‘FREE solar for schools’? Whilst it is true that normally the school will incur no costs, either upfront or otherwise for installation of solar panels on the school roof, does this really mean the solar panels are free?

Jun 15th, 2015