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Can one person make a difference?

The answer is yes! Thanks to the initiative and determination of a senior student, James Grimshaw (now School Captain), South Sydney High now sports the largest solar power system on a public school in Sydney’s East!

The 300 solar panels (80kW) will help the school:

  • Cut 23% off our annual energy bill
  • Produce clean green energy equal to powering 580 school computers each year
  • Avoid 103 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions – like taking 36 cars off the road each year

James started investigating solar at the school in late 2017 as part of a Geography project to make the school more sustainable. He then contacted our Solar my School program to help him make it a reality.

The project was made possible with the support of teachers Alison and Rocio and the school Principal, as well as funding from the Clovelly Community Bank.

Randwick Mayor Cnr Kathy Nielson attended a special solar assembly on Monday, along with other special guests including James’ parents.


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