Solar Panels For Schools.

Choose solar for schools to save money, become a community example, and teach your students about solar benefits with a solar panel installation.

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Does this apply to your School?

Keen to reduce your schools electricity bills

Want to reduce reliance on the energy grid

Want to be seen as a more eco-friendly school

Want to harness the power of the sun

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By comparing the highest-rated installers at the best price.

How We Can Help You Find The Perfect Solar Installer For Schools

At Business Solar UK, we have helped a range of different businesses and organisations find the perfect solar installer for them – and now we can help schools on their solar journey, too. And all you need to do is fill out a quick form with us today. As soon as we know your energy needs, we can start finding you the perfect installers local to you. We match you based on:

  • What you’re looking for (in this case, solar for schools)
  • The installer’s reputation
  • Both of your locations
  • And where you can make the most savings


We’ll find you a reputable solar panel installer with proven track records in solar panel installations for schools to ensure your solar installation is perfect for you.

Benefits Of Solar Panel Installation For Schools


From an educator’s perspective, we imagine the biggest benefit to solar panel systems in your eyes will be the educational opportunities that come with having solar panels installed at your school. It’s an excellent educational instrument. Solar can support across a range of topics.

Touching on Design & Technology, Science, Maths, and more, you could use your new solar panels as a great educational start point in physics and engineering classes, DT, sustainability education, and beyond.

Become A Community Leader

Another important benefit as a school that plays a key role in the wider community, is that you’ll be setting an example for all visitors, parents, and children in the area. We all need to do our bit to lower carbon emissions and switch to renewable energy wherever possible, and you could be the start of real change in your area, inspiring others to follow suit and impress upon your students the importance of a greener future. The lower your school’s carbon footprint, the lower the community’s – in theory.

Save On Energy Costs 

School budgets are overstretched, and with energy bills being as high as they are, more of a school’s budget is being spent on the cost of simply running the school. This isn’t ideal, as more schools are having to rely on old equipment and scrimp and save wherever possible. But schools installing solar panels could start to change this.

Yes, the initial upfront cost of solar panels is high, but the amount you’ll save each year through energy bill savings with solar PV panels will eventually cover the cost of the initial investment, and make your school’s budget go that bit further each year, too. 

Reduce Carbon Emissions With Renewable Energy

You can position yourself as a community leader by setting an example to others. Your new solar panel system will significantly reduce your carbon emissions and you could inspire others to follow suit, making your local area much greener.

High quality solar panels and ‘solar schools’ could create real change and as a renewable energy source, the more people that switch to it the better it is for the planet.

Some of the Solar PV Suppliers We Compare

Solar For Schools FAQs:

More modern PV panels can last up to 40 years if properly maintained. As a minimum, you should expect solar panels to last around 25 years+.

Most installations can be carried out over the course of just a few days. For schools, you might wish to choose to install your panels outside of term time.

As with any solar panels, ones installed on your school will need maintenance – 2-4 times a year, depending on the solar panels you have. This will come with a small cost each time, but some solar installers offer maintenance packages when you install with them. 

Your solar installer will be able to discuss this in greater depth when we put you in contact with them. 

Absolutely! You’ll see significant cost savings in terms of energy costs each year, meaning more money for your school budget from the potential savings you’ll make. Solar panels offer a range of benefits for your school too. You can generate electricity for yourself, and help impact climate change.

Not to mention the benefits educationally. Having your school’s education powered by solar will mean you stand apart from most schools.

Yes, because of the way solar panels operate. Solar panels constantly provide free electricity (helping with energy savings) with high efficiency. Many schools choose solar batteries as part of their solar installation to ensure every bit of useful energy their solar panels produce can be used to power their school.

It’s a smart investment, and with the right sized system, your solar panels could cover all of your school’s energy needs.

There aren’t necessarily government grants per se, but there are incentives for schools. Things like interest free loans and support from local authorities could all be granted to a head teacher looking for solar panels for schools.

Check with your local installer when we put you in touch to find out what support may be available in your area.

Some of the Solar PV Suppliers We Compare

Our Commercial Solar Packages

We provide bespoke system designs for every business, based upon your energy usage and rooftop availability. To give you an idea of the savings and cost of a system, the below are some of our common system sizes.

50.1kW Solar PV System

Ideal for office buildings

Save £10,561 per year

From £45,000

110.1kW Solar PV System

Ideal for warehouse buildings

Save £23,396 per year

From £96,300

250.7kW Solar PV System

Ideal for manufacturing plants

Save £53,275 per year

From £212,500

501.4kW Solar PV System

Ideal for distribution centres

Save £106,549 per year

From £418,600

All savings are based upon a solar generation yield of 850kWh/kWp installed per annum, with usage of 71.43% of solar energy generated, assuming a 35p/kWh electricity import rate. Savings may change year on year dependent upon weather conditions, energy prices and system degradation in line with warrantied output.

How it works
With just a few simple steps, we’ll suggest the right solar package for you and your business…
1. You answer

A few questions about your business and your solar energy needs.

2. You pick

A solar package that is tailored to your business needs.

3. We connect

We connect you with local installers and any available grants to you.

Find your local

Solar Business Fund Partner

We save you on average 24% when investing into Solar for your organisation.

We will check if you qualify for any incentives or grants

Match to a local company keen to help you start saving

Does this apply to your business?


Your business is keen to reduce electricity bills


Your business wants to produce its own energy


Your business wants to be seen as more eco-friendly.


Your business owns the premises with your own roof space

Brands using Solar Power

Example Commercial Solar Projects

Salisbury Cathedral

Prodrive Motorsport

Marks & Spencer

Be Energy Bill Smart

in 2023

Save massively on your electricity bills when you invest in solar.

How can I pay for Solar?

When it comes to commercial solar, there are a few ways to purchase your system, we’ll help to guide you through your options.


Using the Annual Investment Allowance, you can deduct the cost of your system against corporation tax.

Asset Financing

Spread the cost with asset financing and use your bill savings to pay off your annual loan repayments

Outright Purchase

Purchase your system outright, for the best return on investment

Find your local

Solar Business Fund Partner

We save you on average 24% when investing into Solar for your organisation.

We will check if you qualify for any incentives or grants

Match to a local company keen to help you start saving