540 panels were installed by WOCoRe on two roofs at Matthew Arnold School, off Cumnor Hill, Botley. This is the largest photovoltaic array on a school in the UK and is expected to produce about 30% of the school’s energy requirements.
The installation was subsequently sold to Oxfordshire County Council, and the proceeds donated to Low Carbon West Oxford and the Low Carbon Hub.
In 2015 the Council offered the opportunity to buy back the array and following a successful share offer, we bought back the array on 1 August 2015.
PV: Photovoltaics – an array of cells that contain a device to convert solar radiation into direct current electricity
kWp: Kilowatt-peak units. PV panel’s peak power at maximum solar radiation under Standard Test Conditions.