As part of the agreement with the school and Oxfordshire County Council to buy back the solar array at Matthew Arnold school, WOCoRe is contributing to the cost of replacing the 50-year-old roof on the main block.
We have appointed James Dunn Roofing and Darke & Taylor to carry out the roofing work, and their teams are working hard to complete the re-roofing during the school holidays.
While the roof is being replaced, the panels situated on this roof will not be generating electricity. The two teams are working in parallel, with the panels being reinstated at one end while the new tiles are still being laid at the other to reduce reduced generation time. The new roof should last for up to another 50 years, well beyond the life of this project.