Education institutions are turning to the benefits of solar with increasing frequency. Recently, Todae Solar has been selected by St Martin’s College and Northholm Grammar School to install a 30kW and a 97kW system respectively.
Following the lead of Charles Sturt University (CSU), St Martin’s College recently selected Todae Solar to install a 30kW system on the roofs of three of their college buildings. St Martin’s College is a student residential college located on CSU’s Wagga Wagga campus and they have been interested in solar for some time. The College Board was waiting for CSU to make their decision in the hope of linking the projects together. The 30kW system will be installed in conjunction with CSU’s 1.77MW system and a special Bi-Direction meter will be installed so that the college can be credited for unused electricity by CSU.
Seeing the success of St Pauls Grammar School’s 88kW system, Northholm Grammar School decided to re-investigate solar power and chose Todae Solar to expand their existing 3kW system to 100kW. The system will be installed on the gymnasium roof and high efficiency panels will be used in order to maximise the available space.
St Martin’s College and Northholm Grammar will be joining educational institutions like Charles Sturt University, University of New South Wales, Amaroo School and the dozens of schools that were a part of the National Solar Schools Program and Catholic Education Office Solar Rollout to take advantage of solar power. The upward trend of solar adoption amongst education institutions is very encouraging and we hope it inspires the next generations to think more seriously about renewable energy.