SolarTech goes back to school

SolarTech has announced the design and installation of PV systems for 17 schools in Shropshire in an initiative designed to generate upto 600,000 kWh of electricity per year.

The £1.5m project should save the schools an estimate £60,000 per year in energy bills and has seen 3,000 panels installed in just four weeks. The project was completed before the April 1st FiT reduction deadline which saw the tariff cut from 43.3p/kWh to 21p/kWh.

SolarTech was asked to survey, design and install PV systems at each school with the project also involving structural and asbestos surveys.

Robert Wagstaffe, Shropshire Council’s project manager, said: “This has been a highly successful project thanks to the experience and expertise of SolarTech, who were highly responsive and proactive in designing and installing 17 bespoke systems and liaising closely with the various parties involved, in order to keep within what has been an extremely challenging timeframe.”

SolarTech managing director, Shaun Taylor, added: “SolarTech is highly experienced in providing bespoke solar PV solutions which are designed to maximise the carbon reduction, energy efficiencies and long term cost savings that both public sector and private sector organisations can make under the Feed-in Tariff. Schools are certainly one of the public sector organisations that have much to gain through the nationwide drive towards solar energy.”