Energy Storage for Swinton Fitzwilliam Primary School

Be part of our story and help a local primary school to hold on to its own little pieces of sunshine!

Sheffield Renewables plans to equip Swinton Fitzwilliam Primary school with battery storage to maximise the potential of its solar panel array, but we need the help of your generosity to turn our plans into action.

Sheffield Renewables and its dedicated team of volunteers recently installed solar panels on the roof of the school, allowing the staff and pupils to enjoy the benefits of lower electricity bills, along with the knowledge that they are generating non-polluting, emissions-free electricity. 

Often, the sun shines when the school is closed, so the school can't take full advantage of its smart solar panel array. Therefore, the next step is to figure out a way to capture this extra sunshine so that it can all be used when the school is open. 

Energy storage is a major challenge in the energy sector, but Sheffield Renewables is taking the pragmatic approach of using advanced lithium-ion battery technology as its favoured solution to store any solar electricity generated when the building is unoccupied. This solution will mean even cheaper electricity for the school, saving them money for many years to come.

This pioneering project will serve as a working model for future projects, shining a bright light on the possibilities and opportunities for low-carbon electricity generation and storage. It is set to become yet another Sheffield Renewables success story, inspiring the next generation of scientists, engineers and environmentalists. Be a part of it, vote for our project!

Any donations will go towards this project, or if we get more than the funding we need, it will go to installing batteries at another one of our community owned solar arrays.