Millfield School

Facts and Figures

Client – Millfield School

Solar Photovoltaics 

System Size – 100 KWp

Generation Per Annum – 83,000 KWh

Expected Payback Period – 4 Years

Carbon Savings – 360 Tonnes over 20 Years

Millfield is a clean and naturally green campus, and feel lucky to have fantastic grounds staff who keep it so. Their Grounds and Gardens team compost all of our green waste and horse waste, creating a mulch which is subsequently used for the beds and borders across both Millfield and Millfield Prep.

Over the last few years, the school’s Estates Department has decreased our electricity consumption by 20% by replacing our lightbulbs with LED equivalents. The school has also increased the number of solar panels to a produce a total of around 100kW of energy (enough to run 40 domestic tumble dryers simultaneously).

Reducing their energy consumption involves changing people’s personal habits. With almost 1500 personal computers around the campus and it was not uncommon for around 350 of these devices to be left logged on overnight. The IT Team uses a function that automatically shuts down computers that are logged off at the end of the day. The IT team also reduced the amount of computers logged on overnight by 10% in one week, simply by sending an email and reminding staff of their actions. The pupils who brought this to their attention have challenged us to reduce this number to nearly zero in the coming Autumn term.

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