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How it works

Solar my School is an initiative helping schools reduce energy bills, educate students and shrink their carbon footprint with solar power.
The program has been jointly founded and run by Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra Councils.
We provide free independent support and guidance to primary and secondary schools looking to power their buildings with cheap green energy.
We help you every step of the way from start to finish, to make installing solar as simple as possible.

Step 1

Free solar feasibility report

  • Analyses your electricity consumption and usage patterns
  • Shows right sized system and location
  • Estimates costs and savings
  • Done by independent expert

Step 2

Financing the system

  • Information and support in accessing grants and funding
  • Help with fundraising activities

Step 3

Installation of project

Public schools

  • Assistance working with the Department of Education
  • Post installation inspection report

Private and Catholic schools

  • Tender and contractual documentation to seek quotes
  • Independent evaluation to choose quality supplier and system
  • Support in seeking planning approvals where required
  • Post installation inspection report

Step 4

Education and promotion

  • A curriculum-linked teacher’s guide for students to learn about solar
  • Launch, media and communications to showcase your project and community leadership

Throughout the project we engage with your broader school community e.g. presentations to your P&C, Board, parents and staff.

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