Becoming a Solar School
We make decisions about reducing our carbon footprints and adopting sustainable energy sources to protect our environment – for the next generation. What better place to start than the learning environment that next generation is in Monday to Friday?
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Solar school long term benefits:
- It pays for itself over time, then it’s all savings
- Your school’s badge of honour in a sustainability-focused country
- Add brag factor to your school
- Educate your students about sustainable, zero emission energy
- A drastic reduction in your monthly power costs
- Reduce your school’s carbon footprint
- Reduce risk of grid power price increases negatively affecting your budgets
- Immediate visual appeal of a well engineered and installed system
Solar options for your school
Solar panels, inverter and wiring set up to generate power during daylight hours and export the excess back to grid. You use grid power when solar isn’t available.
Hybrid systems include a home battery to store solar energy for use at night or during a power cut. Reduces your reliance on grid energy but it is still available as a ‘last resort’.
Case Study: Riverview School, Kerikeri
Kerikeri’s Riverview School has approximately 420 students in Years 1-6 and has nine blocks – made up of 18 classrooms, a school hall, a swimming pool complex, and an administration block. Riverview has become the first school in New Zealand to utilise the PowerGenius energy management system offered by SkySolar, after installing a 51 panel SkySolar system earlier this year to help save money on its power and to educate children about power conservation. The system developed for Riverview enables the students to analyse and compare power used by the day, the week, the month and the year across each block of the school.