Energy saving projects
Energy Efficiency Investment Fund
Kent County Council can provide interest free loans for energy-efficiency projects with a payback of seven years or less. The loan is repaid from the energy savings and will cover the cost of the equipment and any related installation fees. Projects which may qualify are low energy or LED lighting replacement, intelligent lighting controls, insulation, draughtproofing, upgrading boiler controls and voltage optimisation technology. Find out more by taking a look at our guide to using the fund (PDF, 616.1 KB) and the case studies to see schools that are already saving. Please also look at our list of measures to save energy and water in your building (PDF, 287.1 KB) for ideas and more information.
If you would like to know more about the funding available, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you an Academy School?
If you are an Academy School then you can still qualify for a loan, but you need to contact Salix Finance directly to arrange this. You will then set up an agreement between you and Salix to invest their money in your project. This is still at 0% finance. For more information take a look at the Salix finance website
Some Kent schools have installed solar photovoltaic panels, solar hot water panels or wind turbines. Read the case studies about three that have had solar photovoltaics installed:
- Leigh Primary School (PDF, 185.8 KB)
- Eastchurch Church of England Primary School (PDF, 137.8 KB)
- Claremont Primary School (PDF, 111.6 KB)
There is no Council funding available for renewable energy installations. Some energy companies do occasionally offer funding through competitions or grants, which have to be applied for. If you are approached by a company offering free electricity or heat generating equipment in return for the new Feed-in Tariff (FiT) or Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)payments, take care and get advice from Kent County Council's Property Team by email on Enquiries@gen2.co.uk