- Category: Administration
- 26 March 2012
National Solar Schools Program
The National Solar Schools Program will help Australian schools take practical action to tackle climate change by offering grants of up to $50 000 (GST exclusive) to install solar power systems, rainwater tanks and a range of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures. Schools will be able to improve their energy and water efficiency as well as reduce their ongoing energy costs. In particular, for schools with a mains power supply, surplus electricity generated by solar power systems on weekends and during school holidays may be able to be sold back to the electricity grid for extra electricity and greenhouse savings.
Government and non-government schools are eligible for a grant under the National Solar Schools Program if they are state registered primary and/or secondary schools and eligible to receive Australian Government general recurrent grants payments under the Schools Assistance (Learning Together - Achievement Through Choice and Opportunity) Act 2004.
The objectives of the National Solar Schools Program are to:
Allow schools to:
- generate their own electricity from renewable sources
- improve their energy efficiency and reduce their energy consumption
- adapt to climate change by making use of rainwater collected from school roofs
- provide educational benefits for school students and their communities
The Islamic College of Brisbane Schools was one the schools that received $50,000 (Ex. GST) from the Australian Government under the NSSP for installing a 8 kilowatt (kW) solar power system in 2010.
The college community would like to thank the Australian Government for the funding.