The Andrews Labor Government will install solar panels at dozens more schools across the state – supporting Victoria’s education sector to be more sustainable while slashing emissions and reducing power costs.
Member for Tarneit, Sarah Connolly today announced that 3 schools in the area are slated to receive solar panels as part of round two of the Labor Government’s Greener Government School Buildings program.
Thanks to the program:
Davis Creek Primary School will receive a 75 KW system
Tarneit P-9 College will receive a 99 KW system
Tarneit Senior will receive a 99 KW system
The Greener Government School Buildings program is contributing to Victoria’s greenhouse gas reduction targets under the Climate Change Act 2017.
Once fully implemented, a total estimated installed capacity of 9,300 kilowatts across all schools involved in the Greener Government School Buildings program is expected to reduce up to 14,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year and save more than $2.5 million on electricity bills for schools per year.
A solar power system is a strategic investment that can pay for itself over several years. This investment program removes the upfront costs of installing a system that may otherwise discourage schools from pursuing this option.
Schools can find out more on the Greener Government School Buildings program at schoolbuildings.vic.gov.au.
Quote attributable to Minister for Education James Merlino:
“We’re taking action to make our schools more sustainable so we can all do our bit for the environment.”
Quote attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly
“This program is going to benefit local schools through reduced power bills while helping to protect the environment”