Bright future for Bronte
There were plenty of shining happy people at Bronte Public School when the students helped celebrate the installation of the biggest solar power system on an Eastern Suburbs primary school.
The massive 30kW set up was installed thanks to Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick Councils’ joint program Solar my School with Waverley also tipping in some extra cash from an environment grant.
The panels will help cut 33% of the school’s power bill with annual savings of $6000.
The system produces enough energy to run the equivalent of 220 computers or eight homes, and will help avoid 39 tonnes of carbon emissions – equal to taking 14 cars off the road each year.
The students celebrated by making model solar cars and racing them.
Emily Macdonald, Wentworth Courier, Wednesday 20 June 2018.