Power Your Future celebrates 100 schools with free solar

Power Your Future is celebrating the completion of its 100th installation under the ‘Power Your Future - Solar for Schools Programme’.

The programme, which has received support from the minister for energy Michael Fallon, fits solar arrays across UK schools at no cost to the school. The programme has seen the company install more than 2.5MW of PV capacity across the 100 schools.

Pedmore Technology College in Wordsley is the latest school to receive a solar array under the scheme. The new 50kWp solar array is predicted to generate 42,730kWh of energy a year, which the school will be able to purchase and consume at a discounted rate.

Chief executive of the programme, Maria Wrigley, said that she was delighted to have reached the “significant milestone”, she added: “Power your Future is responsible for helping schools throughout the UK in reducing their costs, carbon emissions and setting them on their sustainable journey.”

Below is a video released by Power Your Future that details the process that the company goes through when installing solar on a school, including the company’s interaction with students: