“Solgen Energy’s installation of solar panels provides a great opportunity for education concerning renewable energy sources. Solgen Energy was efficient and professional and kept the school informed at each stage. We are all excited about the potential for and students and for the school.”

– Julie Oliver, Head Teacher Science, Cronulla High School

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Over $217 million has been provided to 5,310 schools (or almost 60 per cent of all Australian schools) to install renewable energy systems, rainwater tanks and a range of energy efficiency measures under the National Solar Schools Program (NSSP).

Solgen Energy Group is a preferred supplier to the NSW Department of Education and Communities, and has installed over 5MW of photovoltaic systems in government schools across NSW under the five funding rounds of the National Solar Schools Program.

Solgen Energy Group is a preferred supplier to the NSW Department of Education and Communities, and has installed over 5MW of photovoltaic systems in government schools across NSW under the five funding rounds of the National Solar Schools Program.

Solar power project details

Client: NSW Department of Education and Communities
Location: Various schools across NSW
Date completed: 2008-2013
Solar system peak capacity: 5MWp
Panels: Schott Solar Modules
Inverter: SMA Inverters
Green savings: 8030 tonnes of emissions per annum
Solar electricity generated: 7300MWh per annum

Solgen Energy liaised directly with school Principals to deliver end-to-end solutions tailored to the unique needs of each individual school. Solgen Energy delivered systems with the maximum possible output while adhering to the NSW government’s design specification, Australian Industry Standards and the Clean Energy Councils Code of Conduct. Solgen Energy took control of all aspects of the installation process from planning and design through to installation and commissioning as well as providing training and support to school staff.

In the design and installation of each system Solgen Energy used only the highest quality components including Schott panels and SMA inverters. Schott panels are recognized world leaders in durability and efficiency and consistently deliver higher yields when compared with other manufacturers.

In order to achieve the educational outcomes of the NSSP program a Data Collection, Storage and Visualisation Systems (DCSVS) package was included with each installation. The SMA web-based monitoring installed allows staff and students to view real-time electricity generation data and thus provides a link with tangible learning outcomes. Solgen Energy provided comprehensive support and training in the use of this monitoring system at the conclusion of each installation.

Benefits

The installation of pv systems provided numerous benefits to schools including:

  • Demonstrating to students and the wider community a tangible way to reduce their carbon footprint and providing a focus for energy saving initiatives at schools.
  • Providing a platform for discussion for environmental issues and linking to relevant aspects of the school curriculum.
  • Reducing schools’ electricity consumption and consequent electricity bills.
  • Reducing schools’ contributions to carbon dioxide emissions and the enhanced greenhouse effect.

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