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Solar for School scheme

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, Ossian Smyth, launched the commencement of the first phase of the Solar for Schools Programme.

Minister of Education Norma Foley with a group of school kids holding a solar panel
''I am delighted to launch the Solar for Schools scheme. It will allow up to 4,000 schools nationwide to get solar PV panels to reduce their energy bills and their carbon emissions.''

Norma Foley

Minister for Education of Ireland

Why Should Schools invest in Solar?

Cost Savings

By installing solar panels, schools can significantly reduce their electricity bills over the long term, allowing them to allocate resources to essential educational needs.

Environmental Responsibility

Solar panels generate electricity without producing harmful greenhouse gas emissions, reducing the carbon footprint of schools.

Educational Opportunity:

The monitoring and display screens included in the Schools PV Programme allow students to engage with real-time data on energy production and consumption.

Community Engagement:

Schools serve as community hubs, and their commitment to renewable energy can have a ripple effect throughout the local community.

Future-Proofing Education:

Students educated in schools equipped with solar panels gain practical knowledge and skills relevant to emerging industries.

Government Funding

Irish government will fund up to 4,000 schools nationwide to get solar PV panels to reduce their energy bills and their carbon emissions.

Detailed Solar Analysis

Our expert team will create a detailed solar PV quote for your school and walk you through every step of the journey.

Investing in Solar offers huge savings for your school

Estimate ESB Bill Reduction
60%
Yearly payback period
20%
energy savings
45%
CO 2 Reduction
70%

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about our philosophy

The Greentricity approach is to partner with our clients on the journey towards carbon neutrality providing on-going consultation services.

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Sales Manager

Our vision for schools

To ignite the passion for renewable energy from an early age

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Greentricity are registered SEAI Solar PV Installers for domestic, commercial & agriculture

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FAQs

the grant is for systems up to 6kW of panels.  Each solar panel has a specific amount of wattage so reaching a figure of 6kW is just a multiplier of that amount.  For example, if you were using 400w panels – you would need 15 of them to make up 6kW.  If you were using 430w panels – you would need 14 of them.

We commission the system on the day it’s installed so your school will start generating electricity from your solar panel system immediately 

Buildings vary of course, but largely we can get a 6kW solar panel system on your school installed in one day.  Most of the roof work is done outside so doesn’t create disruption inside your school.  The internal cabling will be agreed prior to the works beginning so anything unusual can be planned for.

Yes, any over-production of electricity will go back to the grid and the school can earn some credit on their electricity bills.

Yes, as part of the schools solar panel system, there is a display which will give you real time information on how much electricity you are generating on your roof.  This is really helpful and can inform the schools decisions as to when to run some machines that use a lot of energy.

At the moment, Greentricity would advise schools against investing in a battery.  For one, there is no grant towards it and secondly, the school is really only operating during day-light hours when we are producing electricity.

Aside from bigger solar panels generating more watts, All the panels have to be Tier 1 in order for your school to qualify for the grant, so the only reason to go with smaller panels might be to fit around obstacles like Velux windows, or dormers.  If your school have a good clean roof space, it’s fine to go with fewer bigger panels as opposed to lots of smaller ones.  The important thing is to reach the 6kW so you can get the biggest sized solar panel system as possible

yes, you certainly will but it will just be for a shorter amount of time.  The production drops off significantly in winter because of the short days, but lucky for schools, they are in operation during peak day-light all year.

Yes, even though you won’t be in the school, your school’s solar panel system will still be generating electricity, the best production months will be during this time when your school is closed, but on the plus side, there will be credit earned.  None of the excess electricity will be wasted!

Think about the panels like a generator.  If you’re heating your water with electricity, then it will as a source of that electricity.

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