With plenty of sun-drenched, wide open spaces, Australia is an obvious place for large-scale solar power plants. But it is not the only solution to harvest solar energy in Australia.
According to ABCNewsAustralia, The Government announced in November its Cooler Classrooms fund, which is investing $500 million to have air conditioners installed in classrooms across NSW and, where possible, have them powered by solar systems.
More than 900 public schools were named in the first funding round, with a spot on the list for those with an average summer temperature of at least 30 degrees Celsius. Almost 50 schools have had air conditioning already installed under the scheme.
More than 1,430 schools across New South Wales have had solar panels installed in the past decade to reduce their total carbon footprint.
The types of systems differ depending on the school, from an 18-kilowatt system at Kensington Public School to a 99.9kW design at the new Ballina High School which opened in January.
The Department of Education said schools should contact School Infrastructure NSW if they were interested in installing photovoltaic systems. ——————–***——————–
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