Solar for Schools (SFS) is a UK-wide programme offering partly or fully funded solar panel projects, with all or most costs covered on a school’s behalf.
It is open to schools of all governance types, geographic locations and student numbers across the UK.
They work with schools who want to own and not own their own solar pv systems: so can support in either option.
The usual pathway is the fully funded route – i.e. to cover all project costs for a school. This requires that SFS takes on the ownership so that they can then act the liable / legal body to cover schools for costs associated with ownership after installation – i.e. costs associated with upkeeping, insuring and generally maintaining systems.
This works for most schools because it reduces costs falling on schools and financial risk, but SFS understand some do prefer to own their own panels and electricity.
It is up to the school to whether self-financing or being fully funded works best for their needs.
More information at https://www.solarforschools.co.uk/