Solar-for-schools

Why are the costs for mains electricity going up?

Securing energy costs through solar panels could be the soundest financial decision you make in 2018. For Dassett, making the decision to go solar was easy and it was about installing as much as they could.

Feb 06, 2018

What have we been up to this summer?

We are excited to announce the opening of Solar for Schools in India. Over the last 6 month, we have worked on setting up a local subsidiary in Chennai, India, piloting our program with our local partner, Suresh Oliver.

Sep 01, 2017

Solar Options for Schools Ltd receives £512,000 investment to help more schools!

Solar for Schools, an Internet-based, social-impact company which is developing an online route for schools across the UK and Internationally to help them go solar, closed a £512,000 investment round from nearly 50 selected investors worldwide.

Oct 04, 2016

Our first investment round

Solar for Schools is a social impact, internet based business enabling schools to generate their own solar energy. The award winning company is backed by experienced investors and the Low Carbon Innovation fund. The team now manages around 10,000 solar panels on 47 schools and with about 50 school enquiries a month, funding is now required to develop the software platform further and scale up.

Jul 26, 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 07, 2016

How the confirmed change to subsidies will affect solar on schools

The government announced today the results of its consultation on renewable energy subsidies. Following huge amounts of campaigning from 10:10 and Greenpeace, the government has reconsidered the tariffs they will pay.

Dec 22, 2015

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 02, 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 30, 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 19, 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 03, 2015

Welcoming a new team member

Welcome to Helen, who joined the team a few weeks ago. Helen is the ‘face’ of Solar for Schools and will be the person you can speak to or email anytime with your queries. She is already busy communicating with parents, governors and staff of schools all over the UK.

May 06, 2015

Solar for Schools New Logo

Solarforschools.co.uk is the new website initiative developed in partnership with Engynious, an experienced solar panel installation and management organisation. Solar for Schools, as its names implies, is entirely focused on helping schools obtain solar panels at no cost to the school.

Apr 28, 2015

SEEd supports Solar for Schools

SEEd supports Solar for Schools. Environmental and sustainability education campaigners SEEd is supporting the Solar for Schools initiative to reach out to parents and governors through social media and internet marketing so more schools are aware of the opportunities that exist today of having solar power.

Mar 31, 2015