The Schools’ Energy Co-operative is today celebrating as Perivale Primary School, in Ealing, West London, is named as the 50th school to have a solar panel system installed through its unique co-operative model.
The School’s Energy Co-op is an innovative, not-for profit, scheme that’s supporting schools to cut their carbon emissions and generate clean, green energy, saving money on their bills, and teaching children about climate change, sustainability and renewable energy technologies. The installation and maintenance costs of the system are covered by share offers taken up by the local community and supporters of community energy generation using a crowd-funding model.
Perivale Primary School is the 10th school in Ealing to become part of the scheme, and the 12th in London. The Schools’ Energy Co-op is developing 26 more schemes in London, including seven more installations on schools and children’s centres in Ealing.