Department of Education

Sustainable Schools WA

Sustainable Schools WA

Albany Primary


Activity

In 2006 Albany Primary received a Western Australian Solar Schools Program grant through the Sustainable Energy Development Office (SEDO) to install solar panels. This grant was used to install 6 panels making up a 1 Kilowatt system. Students can access a read out of what’s currently happening in the system.

In 2008 we received a National Solar Schools Program grant through the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage, and the Arts. This grant enabled us to install another 24 panels.
In total we now have 30 solar panels, or 5 Kilowatts of renewable energy being created. Part of the second stage is to improve student and community access to the information on the energy being made through the panels. Once completed there will be an easy-to-read meter board at the school’s entrance for school visitors, showing them what’s happening on the roof. All panels have been arranged in a stepping formation to symbolise “Stepping into the Future” (the name of the school’s sustainability action plan) and to emphasise the sense in moving forward steadily, one step at a time.

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