Schools' Energy Co-op is a co-operative created to install solar panels on schools (and occasionally other buildings) in England. Its aims are to:
• Generate renewable energy, helping tackle energy security and climate change;
• Support our schools financially and in their educational and environmental work;
• Contribute to sustainable development in our communities.
Registered Society founded 2014
Barrow in Furness
Schools’ Energy Co-op is an award winning, successful, ethical, community-based, profitable social enterprise which installs solar panels on schools. Read more
Schools' Energy Co-op’s business model is simple and is modular. It provides free solar panels and reduced-price electricity to schools, where a combination of the sale of electricity to a school and the feed-in tariff income or grant should be sufficient in a typical year for the site to be profitable after paying all costs.
Interest accrues from April 2020
Schools’ Energy Co-op launched in August 2014 and has already generated more than 4.5GWh of renewable electricity.
Through its activities of installing solar capacity onto school buildings Schools' Energy Co-op benefits the schools that host the panels by providing them with an excellent educational resource about renewable energy, the provision of cheaper than market-rate electricity and the distribution of surplus revenue.
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