Building type School
Building age 1915-2000
Cost of work
District Babergh
Features Solar PV Panels,Biomass Boiler

Nayland Primary School is proud of it’s green energy credentials.

In 2006 Suffolk County Council installed a 95kW biomass boiler in the school.

Biomass boilers that use locally grown wood chips for generating space heating and hot water, offer significant potential for carbon reductions, especially when they are used to replace oil-fired boilers, or even electric heating. Suffolk County Council has installed in the region of 4MW of biomass boiler capacity over the last 4 years encompassing  approximately 20 school sites. This overall capacity will deliver approximately 4440 MWh of renewable heat each year (enough to heat over 200 typical family homes) and will result in an annual carbon reduction in carbon emissions in the region of 1,600 tonnes.

Biomass installations to-date have been funded through  various bio-energy grant schemes however, moving forward future installations will be designed to be  eligible for annual renewable-heat payments under the Government’s renewable-heat-incentive (RHI) scheme.

By working with the pioneering Green Energy Nayland community group, the school has successfully installed a large photo-voltaic (PV) solar panel array on its south facing roof.

To track how much ‘free’ green electricity the school’s solar PV panels have been making, go to their Sunny Portal

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Green Energy Nayland was named the best Community Energy Project 2011.