Solar school economics returning as latest RepowerBalcolme install completed. RepowerBalcolme has completed its latest community funded install at a primary school in West Sussex in a sign that the economics of such projects are now “coming back” following feed-in tariff cuts. The 20.52kWp system at Holy Trinity Primary School in Cuckfield represents the ninth project to be completed by the group, having now installed 163kWp of community funded solar in the local area. Tom Parker, director at RepowerBalcombe, said: “It’s great to see yet more locally owned solar start bringing the benefits of clean, green energy to our community. From cow sheds to school roofs we’ve shown the potential to bring a community together behind the potential offered by renewable energy.” The system was fully funded by RepowerBalcolme in exchange for all of the FiT income and a small maintenance fee, with the school benefiting from 20% of their electricity needs being met by the 18,000kWh generating annually by the system. This is expected to save the school £1000 on their energy bills each year.
Solar Power Portal 15th March 2018 read more »