How Suffolk schools going solar may point us in the right direction for “Building Back Better” post Covid19

How do we “build back better”, safer, stronger, more resilient, post-COVID-19? I want to share an example of positive action and a story of hope!

Sep 08, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Our new partner in New Zealand: World Solar!

Solar Options for Schools Ltd. (SfS) and World Solar are pleased to announce its partnership to empower the children and students of New Zealand to actively fight climate change via energy and sustainability education packages funded by solar panels on each school.

Feb 11, 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

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

Solar for Schools at Ecosummit Berlin 2019

Co-founder, Robert Schrimpff, spoke at Ecosummit Berlin 2019. He explained the work that Solar for Schools does and how it empowers students, schools, and communities to fight climate change.

May 31, 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

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 10, 2017

We are partnering with Pupil Asset

We are excited to announce our partnership with Pupil Asset, who provides schools with an advanced Management Information System (MIS) that allows flexible tracking and comprehensive & in-depth assessment tools, while enabling easy communication with parents.

Feb 20, 2017

We are utilizing the Energy Managment System Solar-Log™

We are excited to announced our collaboration with Solare Datensysteme GmbH (SDS), which will allow us to better our solar energy monitoring capabilities.

Feb 14, 2017

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 14, 2016

New Partnership with Eco-schools England

As part of the new partnership, Eco-Schools endorses the work of Solar for Schools, and its ethos to cut the carbon emissions of schools nationwide in addition to improving the teaching and learning opportunities for students.

Mar 21, 2016

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

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 08, 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

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

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