We have now installed solar panels on 5 schools and one community building across Oldham. Click on the sites below or scroll down the page to find more information about each installation.

 

 

Technology

All of the installations we have completed use AUO Green Triplex 250W multi-crystalline photovoltaic panels (AUO previously traded as BenQ and is a top-rated ‘Tier 1’ solar manufacturer). The solar panels come with a 10 year product/workmanship warranty and are manufactured in the Czech Republic. Their performance over 25 years is also warrantied, with the performance of the panels guaranteed to 80% of the original performance after 25 years.

All installations have been designed by construction engineers, and are warranted systems designed to withstand severe weather without negative impact. This means that the installations are under warranty for any damage caused by poor weather and Oldham Community Power will not have any repair costs, but our systems have been installed through the storms of winter 2016/17 and are still working in perfect condition!

 

Beever Primary School

Moorby Street, Oldham OL1 3QU

Capacity: 29 kW

Number of panels: 112

Mounting system: Panel Claw Polar Bear flat roof mounting system

Electricity generated: 12,530 kWh (as of 11 June 2017)

CO2 equivalent saving*: 5,163 kg

 

Blackshaw Lane Primary School

Blackshaw Lane, Royton, Oldham OL2 6NT

Capacity: 46 kW

Number of panels: 178

Mounting system: S:Flex mounting systems for trapezoidal sheet and corrugated sheet roofs

Electricity generated: 17,302 kWh (as of 11 June 2017)

CO2 equivalent saving*: 7,129 kg

 

Mather Street Primary School

Mather Street, Failsworth, Manchester M35 0DR

Capacity: 34 kW

Number of panels: 115

Mounting system: Sun Fixings Standing Seam Flat

Electricity generated: 13,416 kWh (as of 11 June 2017)

CO2 equivalent saving*: 5,528 kg

 

Medlock Valley Primary School

Deanshut Lane, Fitton Hill, Oldham OL8 2PN

Capacity: 50 kW

Number of panels: 188

Mounting system: Sun Fixings Standing Seam Flat

Electricity generated: 16,827 kWh (as of 11 June 2017)

CO2 equivalent saving*: 6,934 kg

 

Whitegate End Primary School

Butterworth Lane, Chadderton, Oldham OL9 8EB

Capacity: 50 kW

Number of panels: 192

Mounting system: Panel Claw Polar Bear flat roof mounting system

Electricity generated: 23,021 kWh (as of 11 June 2017)

CO2 equivalent saving*: 9,486 kg

 

NEON Hub

Holt Street, Greenacres, Oldham, OL4 2DQ

Capacity: 11 kW

Number of panels: 42

Mounting system: Sun Fixings Roof Hook

Electricity generated: 4,957 kWh (as of 11 June 2017)

CO2 equivalent saving*: 2,043 kg

 

* CO2 equivalent saving based on UK Government’s Greenhouse gas reporting – Conversion factors 2016