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Power to the Pupils
A New independent schools project offering low carbon
renewable energy at no upfront cost
After a very successful pilot scheme Regional Energy are pleased to announce their NEW renewable
energy scheme designed to offer independent schools the opportunity to benefit from low carbon
renewable energy technologies at no upfront cost and fully maintained for twenty years.
Why would our school want to install renewable energy and what technologies are available
under this scheme?
The scheme covers Solar PV for electricity generation and biomass heating using either wood
pellets/chip as a sustainable fuel source.
The benefits for installing renewable technologies are numerous but here are the main reasons:
1. Reduced electricity & Heating bills: schools can make savings on their electricity and heating
bills, depending on the size of the Solar PV installation, allowing them spend money on
educational and recreational programmes, not on energy.
2. Schools can concentrate on teaching rather than having to maintain and manage old heating
systems, this can also mean saving capital on replacing inefficient old boilers. All
procurement and maintenance is handled by our management team
3. Reducing CO2 emissions: combating climate change by significantly reducing the school's
greenhouse gas emissions. Using the above example, a medium size system can reasonably
expect to mitigate several tonnes of greenhouse gas emission each and every year, creating
significant CO2 savings over the lifespan of a system.
4. Education and engagement: being able to communicate to the pupils the benefits of
sustainability through a working example of renewable technology in their own school will
provide more direct engagement, particularly in the subjects of geography, science, design
and technology and IT. This can also help to inspire the wider community to take action to
address climate change.


Power to the Pupils
How would our school pay for our energy?
It’s very simple, we would arrange a PPA (Power purchase agreement) that would offer you a
transparent fixed price per unit of renewable energy used and usually discounted from your current
supplier. We can include all maintenance costs for 20 years which means the school can budget their
energy more effectively.
Who are we paying?
Your PPA agreement would be with one of Regional Energies financial partners who would fully fund
the installation, they then recover their costs through government renewable energy incentives so
the school has no upfront capital costs.
Can we purchase our own systems?
Yes, if the school would like to benefit from government funding such as the FIT or RHI scheme then
we can advise you on all aspects of installing a new energy project through to commissioning.
Regional Energy are one of the UK’s fastest growing renewable energy installers with over 15 years
of experience of installing commercial projects. Our reputation for service and quality has helped us
develop this scheme for schools.
Here’s what Croft Prep School thought of Regional Energy:
“At every stage Regional Energy were easy to approach and delivered above expectation on all
aspects of the work. They operated very effectively within the restrictions of an educational
environment. The work was of the highest quality and the installation is of an excellent quality... I
would recommend Regional Energy for any job”
Barney Thornton
Director – Croft Prep School
*Please note that all offers are subject to government funding which are currently under review so
if you are interested call us at your earliest convenience.
To arrange a no obligation initial meeting to discuss how your school could benefit please call us on
01226 693 171.
Yours Faithfully

Gary Hague

Biomass Energy Centre

Children and Mayor opening renewable energy project

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