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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

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 15th, 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 Grade 10 students, started the project of getting solar panels for their school.

Jun 27th, 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 8th, 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

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 2nd, 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 28th, 2019

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 16th, 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 11th, 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 4th, 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 24th, 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

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 11th, 2015