SOLAR PV panels installed by Lymm Community Energy (LCE) on the four primary schools in Lymm have generated 335,000kWh of clean electricity since they were installed in 2015 and 2016.
This is enough to power about 80 homes for a year and has saved 25 tonnes/year of CO2 emissions which is equivalent to the CO2 absorbed per year by 1,160 mature trees.
The money raised for the PV systems also enabled LCE to fund the installation of low energy LED lighting at three of the schools.
Bob Barr, LCE Chair, says “The financial savings to the four schools are running at around £7,500 per year. The PV panels also provide a superb educational resource for the children with a wealth of data available from the on-line monitoring systems which can be used for educational purposes; Over the 20-year period of the projects, this will benefit thousands of school children in Lymm”
LCE has established a Community Benefit Fund to help finance energy efficiency/carbon reduction projects in Lymm. In its first round of funding, £2,500 was allocated to two projects: Lymm Youth & Community Centre for energy efficiency improvements to its building and Low Carbon Lymm for its Declaration of Climate Emergency initiative
LCE also provides free, impartial information and advice to householders on how to reduce their energy bills and will be running a drop-in session in the Lymm Sanctuary Hub, Lymm Library Annexe, Davies Way, Lymm WA13 on Wednesday January 22 from 10am to 1pm.
For more details visit www.lowcarbonlymm.org.uk or email LCE at firstname.lastname@example.org
Picture: LCE’s first solar PV installation at Oughtrington Community Primary School in September 2015