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As kids spring back into school this week, some schools also have an extra “spring” in their step, thanks to new solar panels installed in time for the sunny season.
The City of Canterbury Bankstown has assisted 12 local schools to get funding for solar panels, as part of the Solar My School program.
Three additional schools are on their way to getting solar, and four more have put their hand up for the program.
Mayor Khal Asfour said the forecast for schools is sunny.
“We’re one of the sunniest Cities in the world! Putting solar panels on our schools just makes sense,” he said.
“We’ve helped schools do the hard and boring stuff: what kind of panel and where you put it. The fun part is turning the panels on and saving money on the electricity bill.
“We crunch the numbers and help get them the right grant, which means it’s costing schools very little.”
The City of Canterbury Bankstown has run Solar My School since 2019 and is part is a group of ten Sydney councils who provide free support and guidance to schools.
Solar My School also provides teaching materials so kids can learn about their new solar panels.
“Solar panels are a great investment and we should know – 22 of our Council buildings already have them,” Mayor Asfour said.
“Whether it’s for your school or home, you can look to us for advice you can trust.
“There are a lot of shonky sellers around, so if you’re thinking of going solar contact our partners at the Australian Energy Foundation and they’ll help you out with a quote.”
For more information on Solar My School, visit cb.city/SolarMySchool
9/11/2021 1:40 PM