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Solar for Schools

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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
25 September 2018

The Greens have a plan that would put solar and batteries in every public school in Victoria.

Under the plan, Victoria’s 1531 Government schools would be eligible to receive up to $66,000 in funding to install solar panels and battery storage.

The solar panels will produce power for schools, reducing their electricity bills and allowing more money to be spent on our children's’ education.

The Greens Solar for Schools initiative, costed at $100 million, will turn our schools into a clean energy virtual power plant for Victoria. By storing excess power in batteries, and releasing it during peak times, solar from schools will reduce power prices across Victoria.

Schools that already have solar, or where solar is not possible, will be able to access the full amount of grant money for battery storage or to fund upgrades in energy efficiency.

Quotes attributable to Ellen Sandell, Greens Climate Change and Energy spokesperson.

‘Our schools are perfect for solar. Solar panels will bring down bills for schools and are a great way to teach our kids about sustainability and clean energy"

‘Batteries in schools also make sense. Schools would produce extra power in the late afternoon and over the summer holidays, when the rest of Victorians are rushing to turn on their air conditioning.’

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Ellen Sandell
State MP for Melbourne
25 September 2018




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