Solar panels at Lambeth schools

Two Lambeth schools are now benefitting from the power of solar energy thanks to a collaborative scheme to take the borough "towards a green, sustainable, and inclusive future".

Lambeth Community Solar (LCS) is a pioneering borough-wide energy co-op which aims to install solar panels across the borough in partnership with residents, businesses, community groups and Lambeth Council.

In October, new solar panels were installed on The Elmgreen School in Tulse Hill, and The Norwood School in south Lambeth in the latest stage of the project.

Priding itself on community engagement, one of the pupils at Norwood was involved in designing the LCS logo and the co-op has been delivering workshops on climate change and solar energy to students across the borough.

The new panels mean the schools can buy discounted electricity and any surplus is exported to the wider grid, with an estimated £27,000 saving to the schools in the lifetime of the project and around 31 tonnes of CO2 emissions saved each year.

Another strand of LCS’s work is offering a community share scheme, with the aim of raising £137,000 to purchase and install solar panels.

For more information on the scheme or to buy shares, email or call 0203 674 7519.