Solar Panels for Schools


The Benefits of Solar Panels for Schools

There’s a range of solar benefits for schools, such as reduced electricity bills, educational opportunities and environmental benefits.

Financial Savings

With the right installation, schools can protect themselves from future increases in energy costs, some installations can return their investment within 6-8 years (Source GreenMatch). Solar panels last an average of 25 years, meaning that your school can take advantage of the electricity generated for a long time.

Initial Costs

The cost of solar can vary depending on a few things such as the size of the installation, the type of inverters used and if you want a battery system. We would recommend that you arrange a survey with us so we can come and give you a detailed price breakdown.

Although the cost of solar PV for a college or school can seem high, the savings significantly outweigh the cost.

Still worried about the cost of solar?

Fortunately, there are some government incentives available for schools and colleges such as the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) and the Zero VAT Commitment.


Smart Export Guarantee

The Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) allows you to sell excess energy generated back to the grid, excess energy will be generated during the holidays while the school is shut. This can provide extra revenue for the school to use on other projects. If you want more detail on the Smart Export Guarantee please read our article.

Zero VAT Commitment

This Scheme waives VAT on the installation of solar energy systems


The best thing about solar is once it’s installed it requires very little maintenance, it’s recommended that you get them cleaned twice a year by a trusted solar panel cleaning company.