Our partnership with Solar for Schools

Emma Woodhouse, 22nd February 2017

Collaboration will teach pupils about the benefits of going green while also helping to cut school energy bills.

Pupil Asset is aiming to help more schools go solar following a new renewable energy partnership.

We have teamed up with Solar for Schools, a specialist company backed by the UEA’s Low Carbon Innovation Fund.

The internet-based social impact firm was set up with the mission of helping schools go solar at no cost to cut their carbon emissions; save money; and inspire students to live more sustainably.

It also delivers real-time data that can be analysed by pupils as part of their learning while cutting the amount schools pay for electricity in the medium to long term. James Leeds, Pupil Asset CEO, said: “As a business we’re committed to helping schools raise their performance across the board, and working with Solar for Schools means we can now help more schools see how they can do their bit for the environment and save money, too.

“Not only that, we are looking at how our software systems can allow schools and pupils monitor their energy use, so there can be some great learning opportunities all round.”

Under the terms of the partnership, the two companies will work together to integrate Solar for Schools’ online tools into Pupil Asset’s systems, enabling schools to easily determine their solar potential and what kind of savings they can make.

Once a school has solar panels installed, it will then be able to see its real-time energy consumption and generation data, and ultimately identify further money and carbon emission saving opportunities.

Robert Schrimpff, Solar for Schools CEO, said: “We are delighted to work with Pupil Asset as schools are very interested in going solar but are also very busy, so making it easier for them and being recommended by an existing supplier that the schools trust will enable us to help more schools more efficiently. With subsidies as low as they are, working efficiently with partners is the only way to make the economics work for schools, as otherwise the sales costs are simply too high.”