Place

Across all 4 major regions

Investment

$5 million

Key Dates :

Commencing December 2020

Benefits :

  • Reduce regional schools’ power bills
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Project overview

As part of our Solar Schools Program, we’re partnering with the Department of Education to install and commission rooftop solar on schools within our regions.

Power bills take up a large part of a school’s operational budget. The switch to solar will slash their energy expenditure by approximately 27%, freeing up considerable funds for other projects.

    What's happening now

    Pilbara schools get solar

    The systems on Peg’s Creek, Baynton West, Millars Well, Tambrey and Karratha primary schools are now all commissioned!

    Karratha SHS nearly finished too. We’ve been installing a whopping 225kW system (that’s 500+ solar panels!) throughout June.

    We’ll be installing solar on 11 Pilbara schools all up — find out what other schools are involved here.

    What's happening now

    ABC comes to visit

    ABC Pilbara visited us at Baynton West Primary School in late April to check on our progress and ask the Year 6 students what they thought about solar.

    The verdict? The enthusiastic students were all excited to share their knowledge about this important source of energy and thrilled their new system would help the environment.

    What's happening now

    Esperance update

    Nulsen, Castletown and Munglinup primary schools received their new rooftop solar systems in March, where our teams installed 73 panels across the three schools.

    We’ll be installing more systems across the Goldfields Esperance region from July.

    What's happening now

    Take it away!

    We kicked off our Solar Schools program in mid-December with the first two of 30 school installations taking place at Scaddan and Condingup primary schools in the Goldfields Esperance region.

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    What does this mean for my community?

    Greener Schools
    Reduces annual greenhouse gas emissions by 2,100 tonnes.
    ATSI Commitment
    Our contractors have a commitment to Aboriginal employment.
    Reducing the Cost of Energy
    Schools save over 27% on their annual electricity spend.
    Boosting Local Economies
    Employment and expenditure in the community.