Solar for Schools News & Blog


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 22nd, 2019

Bringing solar energy to remote locations

Solar power company Renovagen brings solar energy to remote location. The solution is a large shipping container, usually a trailer, that can easily transport the necessary parts. The material then rapidly rolls out like a carpet, able to cover large areas in around two minutes.

May 13th, 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 2nd, 2019

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 11th, 2016

New Online Solar Savings Calculator for Schools Launched

The new online calculator provides an estimate on the schools maximum potential based on our database of 24,000 schools in the UK and then calculates costs, savings and funding required to achieve them for 3 different system sizes.

Dec 8th, 2015

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 17th, 2018

Parkside Academy sourcing 50% of their energy demand

In the last days with plenty of sun, Parkside Academy in Willington Crook could source half their energy demand from the PV panels!

Apr 10th, 2015

Performance data goes live

Parents and Students can now monitor the performance of their school's solar panels via the School page of the Solar for Schools website. Over time we will be adding more features such as the ability to embed the results into the schools own website or facebook page.

Mar 23rd, 2015

Website is now in open Beta

After weeks of closed testing, the website is now open. So please feel free to like and post the website and tell other parents about it. The official launch will be later this month.

Mar 16th, 2015