Low Energy Computing for Schools

Low energy, high performance ICT suites for schools

Low Energy Computing for SchoolsIn schools, computing can account for as much as 25% of a site’s energy costs.

ELe®’s award-winning ICT infrastructure is uniquely designed to deliver reliable, high performance computing for students and staff at a fraction of the energy consumption and carbon footprint.

For schools our technologies offer important benefits for both education managers and computer users, including:

  • A minimum of 80% reduction in computing related energy bills.
  • More streamlined workspaces with minimal cabling and greater flexibility in how classrooms can be configured.
  • Robust, media-rich computing experiences with rapid log in times and reduced system failures.
  • A more comfortable, quieter working environment. With minimal moving parts in our equipment, ambient noise and heat generation is minimised.
  • Dramatic reductions in carbon emissions – improving your school’s environmental profile and potentially creating a ‘live’ case study for new teaching and learning opportunities.

Flexible solutions to meet your site’s requirements

Depending on your goals, site set up and budget, we can design a tailored technology solution that will deliver multiple benefits for your school’s staff and students. Some typical school solutions include:

  • Low Energy Computing Suite with Power-Over-Ethernet (PoE) – A grid-connected solution that use ELe® Power Injector to power a suite of high performance, low energy NUC Intel® PCs and Monitors powered via your school’s existing Ethernet cabling.  An ELe® DC Powered Server (Intel Xeon E5) can also be installed to further optimise the energy savings that can be achieved. Find out how Bedford Drive School in Wirral, UK is now achieving 70% energy and carbon savings with this solution.


  • Low Energy Computing Suite with PoE and Battery Power Storage – with the addition of an ELe® Energy POD you will be able to harness and store energy with the POD’s high performance lithium-ion battery and gain additional energy savings by leveraging beneficial off-peak energy tariffs. The ELe® Energy POD can also be used to replace inefficient UPS systems and back-up generators, and is easily scalable as additional units are required. Find out how Kayalami’s Beaulieu College in Johannesburg, South Africa are benefiting from this solution.


  •  Non-Computing Solutions – ELe®’s ultra low energy infrastructures can also be used in schools to gain significant energy and carbon savings by powering a host of other DC devices including lighting, air-conditioning, refrigeration, tablet and phone charging.


  • Fully-Off Grid Solutions – for optimised energy and carbon savings, ELe® infrastructures can utilise renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power.  ICT suites and other electrical devices fully powered with ELe®’s off-grid solutions can maximise energy cost savings and run completely carbon free.  This clean energy solution is ideal for schools with strong sustainability goals or equally for schools with unstable or non-existent power supplies.  Find out about how Tlamatlama School in Tembisa Township in South Africa is benefiting from an innovative solar powered classroom.


Does your school have an unstable power supply?
For sites experiencing frequent power outages and issues with load shedding, ELe® energy storage systems will ensure consistent and reliable energy provision allowing enhanced teaching and computing capability.

Are you on a rural or campus site?
For partially or fully off-grid sites or sites already using sustainable energy sources we can work with you to optimise the benefit of ELe® energy storage and Power Over Ethernet (POE) based computing technologies.

Are you working on a brand new school build?
For new site constructions ELe®’s streamlined, POE based computing infrastructure can improve classroom space planning and eliminate the need for additional cabling and costly plug points.

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