Penzance-based Plug into the Sun has completed a 10kWp roof-integrated solar project on the newly-built Five Islands School on St Agnes Island, adding to the company’s Isles of Scilly portfolio.

Plug into the Sun has now installed solar PV on all the Five Island School sites.

Bursar and Estate Manager from Five Islands School, Caroline King, said: “It [the solar installation] is part of a sustainable vision which has been extended to all our school sites. It underpins what is taught across all the key stages to students and is also part of the BSF (building schools for the future remit).

“Public buildings of a certain size have to have a display energy certificate and demonstrate improvement in carbon emissions. It is important that our school leads the way for future generations and sets an example to protect the Island’s environment from rising sea levels.”

Andrew Tanner, Plug into the Sun Managing Director, said: “The exposed nature of the islands has had extra challenges for us, but the panels we use are of top quality and designed to withstand high levels of salt and winds up to 100mph.”