In 2012 SiD secured a loan from Pure Leapfrog of £15,000 to purchase the first array of 92 panels (23KWp). This loan was set at 4% interest was repayable over 5 years. In 2016 SiD was able to repay this loan a year early.

In 2014/15 SiD added a further 44 solar panels on the flat roof of the scout hall and on the roof of the old squash court, taking the total up to 176 panels (44KWp)

In 2015 SiD generated 91% of the electricity consumed onsite, but following the installation of LED lighting in main rooms, outside and corridors (with PIRs), in 2017 SiD generated more electricity than it consumed for the first time ever!