Sixty public schools in New South Wales will host Australia’s largest school-based trial of solar, battery storage, and VPP technology.
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A push to power schools with solar and battery storage is underway on opposite sides of Australia this week, as state governments drive shift to renewable grids.
Zen Energy installs 1.27MW of PV across three campuses of Trinity College as part of South Australia Solar Schools educational program.
Thirty regional W.A. schools will have their electricity costs slashed by 27% through a $5 million state government initiative launched at Port Hedland Primary.
Western Australia government names all 10 public schools selected to form a solar and battery-based virtual power plant on the state’s South West Interconnected System.
W.A. government plans to transform up to 10 schools into solar and battery enabled virtual power plants kicks off with Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School.
Northern Territory government says the six rooftop PV installations completed so far are saving selected schools between $30,000 and $40,000 a year on energy costs.
ACT government fast-tracks solar and battery installation at two public schools, to reduce grid demand and school energy costs and provide economic stimulus.
Queensland government plan to install “virtual solar farm” across 800-plus state schools has been fast-tracked, in an effort to support industry through Covid-19 downturn.
Gippsland Solar completes 600kW “monumental challenge” at Victorian private school PLC. Combined with a PPA, the school now gets 130% of its power from renewables.