School trips and library books in Brighton

The whole community came together to help St Luke's school fund their solar roof.

Over 20 months, they raised more than £13,000 in donations from parents former pupils, businesses and local well-wishers.

Thanks to the feed-in tariff and bill savings, their solar panels will bring in over £2,000 per year for the next 20 years. And that'll pay for school trips and better playground equipment.

Hardware 40 solar panels
Benefits the extra money will pay for playground equipment and school trips
Location Brighton, East Sussex
solarschools.org.uk/stlukes

"We have never seen the students so enthusiastic about a project before - it's been surprising and incredible!"

- Stella Pentecost, parent

With school budgets stretched, the feed-in tariff provides a much needed boost to their budgets, and a great reason to put carbon cutting on top of their agenda. The cuts mean we won't see this much any more.