The Sun is Shining – Help to make a greener future for our children


Community Energy supporters urged to move quickly

  • Support an established social enterprise working to install solar panels on schools
  • “Time is of the essence” before 18th September cut off date

The Schools' Energy Co-operative has already successfully installed community funded solar panels on 36 schools.  It is now issuing more shares to enable it to install solar panels on more schools.

 We have six schools in the Ealing area which are set to have solar panels installed over the Summer holidays, and we may have more! You can be a part of this exciting initiative, and help schools in the area and others nationwide to educate future generations.

Everyone living in Ealing and in the rest of the UK can be part of a community environmental project, for as little as a £100 investment. Interest will be paid on the investment and annual share interest is targeted to be at the rate of 4.5% starting from April 2019.

The Society will need to raise £500,000 to complete the projects. The closing date for the scheme is 18th Setember 2018, therefore time is of the essence if you wish to be involved.  This is an opportunity for local people to invest in their community and to play a part in a greener, more sustainable environment whilst raising awareness more generally about the importance of being energy efficient.

As a social enterprise, we are dedicated to supporting our schools and providing an alternative to the prevailing commercial schemes. Central to this is our aspiration to retain as much as possible of the benefits for the schools, their students and the surrounding communities.  We also provide educational support to our schools and work with the schools and local community groups to maximise the environmental, educational and community impact of the solar installations.

Schools’ Energy Co-operative was established in August 2014 and installed its flagship 150kW array of solar panels at Glenleigh Park Primary Academy in Bexhill, East Sussex.  This is still one of the largest community owned school solar systems in the country.

To receive further information please register your interest in the project now at


Editors Notes

For further information contact Lorraine Bilton, Marketing Co-ordinator, Energy4All.

Email: Tel: 01229 821028.  Or Tammy Calvert:

Schools Website –

Image Supplied – Glenleigh School, please credit Energise Sussex and The Schools Energy Co-op.