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Fyans Park PS - Solar Community Hub

Large solar system to be installed for education and community.

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Project details

Suggested by: Jason

Project partner: Deakin University

Region

Barwon

Budget

$150,000.00

Votes

290 votes received

The goal is to install a Solar Energy system larger than the direct needs of the school, so that the broader community can benefit from the energy this creates.
Education around the operation, efficiency and viability of running solar systems would be provided through the school to community groups, sporting clubs, parents and the broader school community.
Students, teachers, parents, Resource Smart, Deakin University and other school community members would have access to the data from the unit. This would be used to monitor efficiency, educate students around alternative energy and the importance of sustainability in our community.

In the short term, the school community will benefit through energy savings annually between $10,000 to $15,000. This money can be redistributed to school improvements, programs and educational resources. Local community charities such as Geelong Mums, could be further supported through sponsorship and donations.
In the long term, the excess energy produced by the system could feed back into the grid to produce credits for the school. Depending on Government legislation, storing this energy could also be sold through a blockchain-based electricity network to generate further funds for the school community, charities, local clubs and events.

SUCCESSFUL PROJECT

Project details

Suggested by: Jason

Project partner: Deakin University

Region

Barwon

Budget

$150,000.00

Votes

290 votes received

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E’s family

11 Sep 2018

What a great initiative for our fabulous school. Good luck!

billing.m

07 Sep 2018

What a great initiative! A wonderful forward thinking idea! Fantastic! Sustainability is our future and I love the idea of being able to engage the community!

Broadcats

06 Sep 2018

Another great project initiative for a better future. Great work Fyans Park!

FredGoldie

04 Sep 2018

Brilliant idea, well done Fyans Park PS

Pammo28

01 Sep 2018

Great idea that will hopefully be in all schools soon.

Hoiles Family

31 Aug 2018

Let’s go solar Fyans Park!

Rose Humphrey

30 Aug 2018

Go Fyans Park! A great local initiative

kflem

27 Aug 2018

This is where it must start with the next generation learning from an early age about energy and sustainability an excellent project top of my wish list!

Loulu

23 Aug 2018

Exactly what the school needs to finish off the grounds and a brilliant initiative in educating kids on both food and solar opportunities

Georgie_Ogilvie

18 Aug 2018

Wonderful idea and project for the Environment and the School and Communities. Good luck Fyans Park Primary

TonyTal1983

17 Aug 2018

Fantastic project for a school community