Students

Watch as communities around the world turn the lights on for the very first time

How does a sustainable energy future look for us all? Watch as Professor Tinker’s travels take him to some of the most remote communities in the world so he can learn about modern electrification and energy solutions for the developing world.

May 26, 2020

Exploratory learning for busy bees in our Knowledge Hive

Students guide their own learning through exploration of our website, uncovering interesting facts and information about the topics that matter most to them. In our new programme, we empower students with knowledge about energy and climate change so that they can make a difference.

May 13, 2020

A place to learn from home about the beauty and wonder of our planet: #EarthSchool

Missing your normal outings and the outdoors? Nature is a place where we go not only for recreation, it’s also a wonderful place to learn. To help out students who are missing this connection with nature and who want to learn about our great, beautiful world, there’s a virtual classroom to explore the environment and all of its wonders: #EarthSchool!

May 11, 2020

Students engage in meaningful detective work as Power Detectives!

One of the key differences between Solar for Schools and any other solar energy provider has to do with our utilisation of each solar panel system as a teaching resource. Not only do our schools’ solar panels provide clean, inexpensive, secure electricity to each school, the solar panel system is a genius teaching tool.

May 06, 2020

A cool video game about climate change? What?

It is fun to play games and even more great when you can learn something from them! Planet Watch is a virtual game about the health of planets from all over the universe, and their health depends on… you.

May 04, 2020

Students become Solar Champions in our new programme

Imagine a learning programme where students get to create unique PV-system designs, engage in lessons about geography and the sun, make critical comparisons to form a decision and sharpen their presentation skills. While all of these learnings centre around bettering their school and doing good for the environment.

Apr 29, 2020

A fun way to learn about energy from home!

Learning about energy has never been easier! Our partners at Switch Energy Alliance have available online a full documentary about energy and we have the teaching guide to support it.

Apr 27, 2020

Learning facts on energy to take meaningful action

As a new week begins so does the opportunity to learn some facts on energy! Arm yourself with powerful knowledge so that you can take informed action and make the world a better place.

Apr 20, 2020

How our schools learn from their solar electricity data

In an unusual turn of events, one school in 2017 opted to pay more for their solar electricity than their mains electricity. The Dassett Church of England Primary School in Southam, Warwickshire struck this atypical deal to pay one pence more per unit (kWh) of electricity for their solar electricity than their mains electricity. Why did they do it?

Apr 15, 2020

Teaching Climate Change and the Impact of COVID-19

After getting your fill of chocolate eggs, check out some wonderful teaching resources to look at how to teach sustainability during these difficult times.

Apr 13, 2020

How much solar can fit on your school’s roof?

Find out how much solar power your school’s roof could generate with solar panels! We have a handy online tool that lets you design a solar panel system for your school: the Panelizer.

Apr 08, 2020

Tracking changing energy use patterns

As we all are adjusting to spending much more time at home, new trends are arising. For example, our energy consumption patterns are changing, and utilities are having to respond. What new patterns can we observe using our electricity charts?

Apr 02, 2020

This video lab is great!

Being at home while your school is closed, we have some interesting videos for you to watch!

Mar 31, 2020

COVID-19 Update

Over the last few days we have been working to deal with the challenges presented by coronavirus (COVID-19). The good news is that the sun will keep shining and panels will keep generating clean electricity regardless of the virus. As all our team can and regularly has worked from home, we can continue to support you as usual.

Mar 19, 2020

What do you think about sustainability?

Be a part of SEEd’s UNESCO research project and share how you feel about sustainability in a short survey.

Jan 24, 2020

Can technology solve climate change?

New technologies that capture CO2 from the atmosphere will be necessary to slow down climate change. Nevertheless, the key to solve the problem involves more politics, economics and societal will.

Jul 22, 2019

Greenland´s ice is melting!

The latest heat wave in June caused 45% of Greenland´s frozen surface to turn into meltwater. The alarming fact is that the melting rate is not only increasing but also accelerating. The future of the island depends on our commitment to decrease carbon emission.

Jul 15, 2019

Student´s initiative led to installation of solar panels in his school.

Hemal Arora, a student from United World College South East Asia in Singapore was concerned about the immense electricity consumption at his school. Together, with seven other students, started a solar project on their school.

Jun 27, 2019

Celebrate Gandhi’s 150th birthday with solar.

Together we can create a record to celebrate Gandhi's 150th birthday. On 2 October 2019, it is hoped one million students will take part in a global initiative to create solar light. And we thought our schools might like to take part.

May 08, 2019

Transitioning from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy

"If the world stopped using all fossil fuels (over a transition period) could we fuel the energy needs of the global economy with 100% renewables?"

May 02, 2019

Ten things schools can do to address the climate crisis

With a debate raging about whether pupils are taught enough about climate change at school, Fiona Carnie, Director at Aleternatives in Education, offers some simple suggestions of steps schools can take to address the issues for themselves

May 02, 2019

5 things every student can do to fight climate change

Understand the challenge. Know your Power. Know your facts. Think Global. Act Local. Start Now.

Mar 28, 2019

How to add solar charts to your website and social media posts

All the school systems we manage can easily add some code to their website or display screens that will show the output from the school’s solar panels.

May 17, 2018

We’ve made sustainability education a top priority

Our Education website goes live! Last month, Sarah, Communications Manager for our sister company in Germany, represented the Solar for Schools at the World Environmental Education Congress in Vancouver, Canada.

Oct 16, 2017

A solar panel installation... in a language you understand!

I can admit now to feeling some apprehension when I was first offered a role at Solar for Schools. Of course, I loved the concept and I really embraced the ethos of the company, but the technical stuff….

Jan 11, 2016

Can you speed up the decision to go solar on your school?

Last week an announcement from the government indicates the government plans to cut solar subsidies for new systems installed from January 2016 by nearly 80%! This does not affect systems currently in place or those that are installed before the end of 2015.

Sep 04, 2015

Even my little daughter gets it!

A few days ago, my daughter showed me a picture of some solar panels on a building and said with great excitement: “Look they are making their own electricity. Just like you are with schools!”

Aug 24, 2015

Solar for Schools delighted to promote 1010 and their SolarSchools programme

There are many ways to fund solar panels on a school! So we are delighted to partner with 1010 and promote their Solar Schools programme.

May 11, 2015