British Gas launches school solar-panel scheme

British Gas has unveiled a £15m investment in solar technology for the nation’s schools, announcing that it will donate and install solar panels − worth between £20,000 and £40,000 per school − in up to 750 schools. 

Each school will be able to generate its own free, green electricity − cutting as much as 20 per cent off its annual electricity bill.

The schools receiving solar panels will receive a British Gas smart meter, offering real-time information so pupils can see the difference their solar panels are making. 

Generation Green lesson plans will help teachers engage their pupils in learning about renewable energy, and schools will be able to track their performance against others and share tips and advice via a specially designed website.