Join forces with other schools to buy solar power

Greater Manchester Combined Authority is seeking expressions of interest for a collective purchase scheme for public schools that want to install solar panels on their school roof, which could help lower costs and make it easier to make the switch to solar. Click here to find out more and register your interest.

Want to go it alone?

If you’re not eligible to join our collective purchase scheme or would prefer to go it alone, you will need to find an installer to carry out the work. You can find an approved installer on the MCS website: Find a Contractor – MCS ( Please note: If you are a Local Authority maintained school, please check with your Local Authority first before proceeding with this route.

Alternatively, you may be able to have solar funded through community shares. There are a range of community energy groups in Greater Manchester that might be able to help – find out more by emailing

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