Solar Energy

Your opportunity to help put solar panels on our roof

Over the last few months we have been working with a local Community Benefit Society, PEC Renewables to get solar panels on our school roof. They are offering to provide the solar panels for FREE whilst also providing an opportunity for members of our school community to invest £50 or more and become ‘co-owners’ of these panels.

Last year, thanks to amazing local support, they successfully installed solar PV on 21 schools and community buildings through their award-winning first share offer; these schools are already saving £1000s on their bills. Now they want more host buildings, including ours, to benefit from low-cost electricity and a valuable education resource.

The panels convert the light from the sun into a renewable source of energy. As well as providing us with a low-cost energy supply, it generates an income for PEC Renewables through payments from the government’s Feed-in Tariff. This money is then used to maintain the panels and pay investors a fair return (intended at 6% per year, up to 30% more with tax relief). Surplus funds are forecast to generate £1.2m in community funds for their sister society, Plymouth Energy Community (PEC), to continue projects tackling rising fuel costs, fuel poverty and climate change in Plymouth.

The benefits to us as a school are obvious and we fully support PEC Renewables in their ambition, you can help by letting as many people as possible know about this special opportunity. Forward this message on, like Plymouth Energy Community on Facebook, follow @plymenergycom on Twitter and tweet about #bigsolarroof.

If you would like to watch a video explaining how it works, find out more about the offer, download the share offer prospectus or invest, please visit or call 01752 477550.

PECR Solar Leaflet

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