Camden Climate Funds awarded for Kentish Town school solar

News, Schools – Friday, August 7th, 2020

Following a successful application to the Camden Climate Fund from Kentish Town CE Primary School, Solar PV is to be installed on the roofs of 6 of the school’s buildings. The project has been awarded £18,776 from the Camden Climate Fund which will be matched by money raised through the school.

The buildings are owned by the Church of England who are supporting the project. The proposal will see the installation of the solar panel array over the school summer holidays with the commissioning to be completed before the school reopens in September.

The proposed installation will be a 35kW solar panel array which will save approximately 7 tonnes of CO2 emissions in its first year and will also reduce the energy costs of the school over the next 20-25 years.

Additionally, the project seeks to engage students in the climate crisis and carbon savings through the installation of a digital display in the school building. The innovative display will show students how much electricity is being produced and how much CO2 emissions are being saved as a result of the Solar PV installation.

The scheme will receive expert support and project management from Power Up North London (PUNL) who have successfully delivered various similar installations including for Hampstead School in March this year.

PUNL

A CCCA member, PUNL partner with local organisations to deliver renewable energy projects including solar and heat technologies that support the vision for Camden and other boroughs to become zero carbon by 2030. PUNL are interested in speaking to individuals or organisations regarding potential partnerships on new projects.

Find out more about PUNL on their website here.

Camden Climate Fund

The Camden Climate Fund can provide up to 50% of costs to reduce the carbon used in our homes, businesses and community spaces. This includes solar photovoltaic panels (to provide electricity) and solar thermal systems (to provide hot water).

The application process is simple and decisions are made quickly.

The following information is required to enable you to complete the form:

Essential:

  • Contact details
  • Size of company/ organisation (number of full-time employees)
  • Status (e.g. sole trader, limited company)
  • Annual turnover
  • Property tenure (freeholder, leaseholder or tenant)
  • Property floor size (in square metres)
  • The renewable or energy efficiency measure/s you would like to install
  • The estimated net cost of installing the measure/s (VAT will not be payable by the funding)
  • Estimated energy savings from installing the measure/s
  • Estimated reduction in carbon emissions from installing the measure/s

Non-essential but preferable:

  • Last 12 months energy usage for the property in kilowatt hours. This can be found on your energy bills.

For renewables:

A valid outline from an MCS certified installer, which includes:

  • Size of the system (in kW)
  • Estimated heat/ energy to be generated per annum (in kWh)
  • Estimated carbon savings per annum (in tonnes of CO2)
  • Quote for the total cost of installation

If applicable, written permission from the building owner stating they have read the property survey report provided by the named MCS certified installer and give permission for the works to go ahead.

Approval

Applications will be assessed in terms of:

  • Carbon reduction potential
  • Cost in relation to benefit
  • Feasibility of delivery

For more information click here.