Another month, another win for the team at Low Carbon Energy – as we have been selected to deliver solar PV to one of the largest Education Trusts in the UK. This project isn’t like any of the others secured this year though – it’s our single largest order yet and is to be completed sometime in early 2016!
Earlier this year we put in a proposal to United Learning, one of the largest Education Trusts in the country, explaining how we could deliver 1.3 MW of solar panel systems across their sites. Having recently found out we were successful, we’ve now started working with Energy for Education, a not for profit organisation managing the solar PV programme for United Learning, to begin the project. Over the next three to six months the Low Carbon team will be busy installing a range of systems on 12 United Learning sites across the North West Of England, bringing them up-to-date with the latest, money-savvy, green technology.
About our proposal, Mark Stevenson, MD, Energy for Education said:
“Low Carbon Energy won the procurement for the North West solar panel projects by demonstrating a great mix of technical ability and best value in rolling out a large scale solar PV programme in an educational context.
“We have also selected Low Carbon Energy to be one of our Approved Partners on our national solar panel Framework and look forward to working with them moving forward.”
On completion, the £1.5 million project will deliver around 960,000 kWh a year and save 5850 tonnes of CO2 a year, with the money saved being invested back into teaching and learning in the classroom.
About the project, Ged Ennis, MD, Low Carbon Energy says:
“We are delighted to have been chosen to deliver this project on behalf of United Learning. We faced stiff competition and had to prove our credentials in terms of quality, experience, health and safety, and value for money in a very stringent tender process. We can’t wait to get started on the work.”
The trust have made a massive commitment to solar PV and other renewable technologies and we are privileged to be trusted with delivery of this ambitious project.