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Largest system on a public primary school

Maroubra Bay Public School today celebrated their new 36kW solar power system with a day of solar educational activities.

With the help of Solar my School, the school organised a yellow mufti day, Year 3 and Year 4 students  put together Solar Buddy lights to send to developing countries, and Year 5 and Year 6 students assembled solar-powered cars to race on the school grounds.

These morning activities were followed by a special assembly attended by the Leader of the NSW Opposition, Member for Parliament Maroubra Michael Daley, Deputy Mayor of Randwick Danny Said,  Director of Educational Leadership Susan Shelley, Randwick Council and Solar my School staff. It was a fun day!

Maroubra Bay Public School has good reason to celebrate since it is the largest system on a public primary school in the Eastern suburbs, and will:

  • Cover almost 50% of the school’s energy needs
  • Save the school $6900 a year on power bills
  • Produce enough energy to power 7 homes, 215 computers each year
  • Help avoid carbon emissions by 38 tonnes, like taking 13 cars off the road each year.

A sizeable grant from the NSW Community Building Partnerships (2017) helped pay for the system, via Michel Daley’s electorate office.

Congrats to Principal Matthew Ackerman, P&C President Belinda Rayment and other staff and students for making renewable energy happen at the school.



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