Crofton Junior School
19.75 kWp Solar PV system installed at Crofton Junior School, Orpington, London.
Ecolution installed a 19.75 kWp, Solar PV system at Crofton Junior School, Orpington, London.
Crofton Junior School is a very large six form entry school, with over 700 pupils. It is part of the Crofton Schools Academy Trust (September 2012) that has brought the Infant and Junior schools together in one academy trust. It is a successful and popular school that aims to be outstanding. Both Crofton
Junior and Infant School have a shared vision to prepare pupils to grow up as confident individuals able to adapt and cope with living in a fast changing world.
Crofton Junior Schools installation was due to take place around the summer period. As this is a very important time for most students with many of them undertaking important final year exams it was a high priority for the school to minimise noise and disruption. Which is why it was decided to postpone the installation until the summer holiday period, when the school is closed. This change of installation date meant that there were no noise or access time restrictions, enabling our engineers to get the Solar PV system up and running within 3 days.
This installation has not only allowed the schools to significantly reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint it has also been a great educational tool for them and their students. At Ecolution we install smart meters on all our systems, so that our clients are able to take advantage of our remote monitoring and maintenance package. This package includes a bespoke remote monitoring portal which Crofton Junior School have on display in their main entrance hall. So students and staff are able to see a live update of the key benefits of the system. This includes how much energy the system is generating as well as some fun facts such as how many cups of tea could have been made with the energy produced to date by their very own system which helps put the energy generation into perspective.
Since the Solar PV installation at Crofton Junior School is producing 16,787.50 kWh of free electricity per year with 8,880.59 kg of C0₂ savings.
16,787.50kWh per yr