reducing energy costs and carbon footprint in the education sector

The combination of Solar PV and Battery Storage can provide the education sector with a long-term and extremely effective means to reduce energy costs and carbon footprint.

Solar PV

Average ROI:

> 5 Years

Average Annual Savings:



25 Years

Solar installations provide year round, long-term savings for organisations in the education sector. Despite higher usage trends throughout the dark months, the larger scale demands of this sector can provide an optimal use case for solar, whilst significantly reducing carbon footprints.


Average ROI:

> 8 Years

Average Annual Savings:



15 Years

When installing solar in the education sector, it is often advisable to fit a generation matched battery to allow organisations to maximise energy consumption from their solar pv installation. Organisations can also utilise a lower night rate to maximise given savings all year round.

voltage optimisation

Average ROI:
> 1 Year
Average Annual Savings:
25 Years

Voltage optimisation is a simple, yet highly effective installation option for businesses with high and constant energy demands. By reducing the incoming voltage, you not only protect fixtures and machinery, but you can reduce demand by almost 10% instantly.

recently completed education installations

burnley college – elite performance sports facility

250.43 kWp System

bishop rawstorne academy – leyland (bauder mounting)

100 kWp System

amrc north west – blackburn

46.58 kWp System

start your completely free feasibility study today

Whether you are an asset manager for a portfolio of locations or a proprietor of your own location/s. Our team of sustainability advisers will guide you through the process of asessing and installing your own green self-generation technologies.

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why schools, colleges and universities are choosing green shield group

Proven installation experience within the education sector. Specialist project managers to guide on tight timescales and work within educational breaks.

Achieving carbon reduction demands is paramount for those organisations leading the charge to a responsible green future.

Grant funding and incentives are available within the sector, we can help identify these and specify equipment to land within these parameters.

Experienced and courteous installers who understand the importance of the correct operating procedures within an education location.

We offer a full turnkey solution from initial feasibility study through to commissioning and on-going maintenance.

Transparent savings expectations from the initial feasibility study. Our model is grounded in fact, offering realistic client expectations.

start your completely free feasibility study today

Whether you have been tasked with reducing your organisations carbon footprint or have a drive to reduce energy costs. Our team of sustainability advisers will guide you through the process of assessing and installing your own green self-generation technologies.

Whether that is a budget focused Solar PV system, or a wholesale plan for a multiple building location. We will deep dive into your energy usage and current costs, to give you the best idea of what technologies will provide the return you require.

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what you can expect from our sustainability consultants

understanding the process and the solutions we can provide

your organisation and it's usage

The first stage of our process is to simply understand your operation, its energy usage and its long term economic and green objectives.

your location

If your organisation is suitable for a proposal from our team; The next step is to consider your location, its usability and restrictions as well as operating hours and usable space. Our consultants will also ask about your roof/space, mainly its construction and condition.

sustainable technologies

Once your locations and space are understood, our consultants will be able to propose a variety of renewable technologies and sustainability services based on your objectives.

solution details

Our consultants will spend some time explaining the value of our power purchase agreements that allow you to obtain sustainable technology with no upfront costs, we’re also quite happy for our clients to buy any solution outright if prefered.

documentation requests

Upon leaving your site our consultants will make a few simple requests for documentation based on the solution discussed, this will usually consist of energy bills and Half Hourly Data (HHD) this allows our team to produce accurate savings and emissions figures based on your school operation.

proposal and second visit

Once a solution has been established our consultants will be happy to revisit your school and guide you step by step through our proposal. Explaining any data, savings analysis and costs applicable, touching on the steps required to progress your chosen renewable technology.

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