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Solar Schools

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Solar Schools

Solar Schools

Climate Action Frodsham By Climate Action Frodsham

Solar panels on the roofs of 3 primary schools in the region of Frodsham, Cheshire.

Helsby Idea stage

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Installing solar panel arrays at 3 primary schools in Frodsham and one in Elton. Cheshire West and Chester are in agreement with these installations being installed. The proposal has been created in partnership with Chester Community Energy Ltd (CCEL), a not for profit community interest corporation who own and run solar panel arrays at 3 Brio run leisure centres in Cheshire. CCEL would take ownership of the panels and responsibilities for maintenance. Match funding will be sought from the Marshes Community Benefit Fund. The remaining funding (approx 50%) will be generated by community share offer.

What we'll deliver:

  • 3 solar panel arrays

Why it's a great idea:

Reduce carbon emissions from the schooling of children in these communities. Thereby taking vital action on the climate emergency and biodiversity loss globally. Generate energy on site and thereby improve resilience of these crucial buildings to energy supply instability. Provide visible infrastructure that inspires change in these communities towards a zero carbon and circular economy.

Steps to get it done:

  • undertaking surveys of the roofs of the schools
  • obtaining permission from the Network Operator for connection
  • Raising funds
  • Legal arrangements with the landowners for lease
  • Installation of the panels

Location Helsby

About the space

Frodsham and Elton


Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £105,339

Solar panel arrays (excl. VAT) - £97,000 (92%)
Other - £8,339 (8%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

Solar panel arrays (excl. VAT)
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  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Feasibility assessments for further renewable energy installations

Total £105,339

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