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WPT to Begin Phase One of Solar PV Installation Project with Funding from the North East & Yorkshire Net Zero Hub

As part of our commitment to sustainability, we are excited to begin the installation of solar PV panels across all 13 of our schools.

We have secured £100,000 in grant funding from the North East & Yorkshire Net Zero Hub, through the second round of their Energy Project Enabling Fund, to help finance Phase One of the project, which is due to be completed by the end of March 2024. 

Phase One will be carried out by Genfit and will include:

  • Aston Hall Junior & Infant School
  • Aston Lodge Primary School
  • Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School
  • Foljambe Primary School
  • Monkwood Primary School
  • Rawmarsh Sandhill Primary School

We aim to have solar PV panels installed at all remaining sites within the next few years.

The solar panels are estimated to generate around 270 MWh of electricity annually – significantly reducing our schools’ CO2 emissions by approximately 53.68 metric tons per year. 

Lee Rushforth, Senior Premises Manager at Wickersley Partnership Trust, said: “This is a great project for the Trust to be involved in to reduce each school’s energy consumption. The reduction will be equivalent to planting 2465 trees every year.

“We’re looking forward to getting started with Phase One.”

We’ll keep you updated on this fantastic green project in the coming months.

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