The OVESCO team visited St John’s, Brighton (mid August), the second OVESCO Sunny Solar Schools project to be commissioned. The mounting systems are already in place and the installers were hard at work pulling out long lengths of cables to take up to the roof. All the PV modules are due to be in place by the end of the week, with the system being fully operational by the end of August. There are clear views across Brighton and out to sea towards the Rampion Wind Farm. With no shading on the roof, this will be an ideal site for solar energy.
St John’s, which is up on the hill behind the Royal Sussex County Hospital, makes a practical difference to the lives of the young people with learning difficulties. OVESCO will provide the school with electricity at a reduced cost as well as educational display panels.
OVESCO director Chris Rowland said; ‘Nick & Patrick at OVESCO are working on an education package for schools funded with OVESCO solar PV panels. The OVESCO team supported STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths) events over the past year as part of their community engagement work to educate students about the benefits of renewable power. We see the link between our projects and education as an important part of our work with the community’.
The share offer is now up to £38,750, with more pledged, but more still needed to get to their £140,000 target for all schools to be funded. If you would like more information or would like to invest in clean, renewable energy through OVESCO Sunny Solar Schools please visit OVESCO.
Patrick Crawford OVESCO and Lewes Pound director said; ‘every pound helps us buy a solar panel for one of our Sunny Solar Schools’.