100% of balancing donations from festival-goers, supplier members and artists in 2018 went to Solar for Schools, a project that installs solar panels on school roofs across the UK, allowing them to produce low-cost clean electricity, while also educating children about the importance of a low carbon future.
For schools the project presents a fully funded solar solution for a simple, risk-free way to benefit from solar panels. The project takes schools from initial idea through to installation and long-term management. In exchange, they offer a reduced price for the solar electricity so the school can start using clean, local renewable energy. They plan, raise funds, coordinate and oversee installation and manage the solar panel system, and provide the teachers and students with energy education resources. Find out more about the existing school projects, the solar energy generated and the impact of the education programme: www.solarforschools.co.uk