Porthcawl Comprehensive School go green with Jehu Energy

Porthcawl Comprehensive School is leading the way in renewable energy thanks to Jehu.

The school, which has over 1,500 pupils, has had three separate installations of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels from Jehu.

The 10-12 KW solar PV systems, which cover the music rooms, English room and sixth form hall, soak up the sunlight and feed energy back to the national grid.

The panels continue to convert energy at weekends and during the school holidays even when the rest of the school is closed.

On a nine year repayment scheme, the school benefitted from the Government’s Feed In Tariff (FIT) scheme.

Headteacher Mr Andrew Slade said: “The project has three long term benefits for our school. We have reduced our carbon footprint, the electricity generated means the school has to buy less, and the school receives payment for electricity fed back into the grid.

“These are all long-term goals that are part of a sustainable strategy for our school.”

Justin Billingham, operations manager at Jehu said, “By installing solar panels, Porthcawl Comprehensive School is benefitting financially, while also reducing its carbon footprint. The school clearly recognises the benefit of investing in solar. I am certain many more schoools will be looking to follow suit in the near future.”