Christ Church Grammar School has the largest and most efficient solar powered system ever fitted on an Australian school. The 670-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system, which will be fully operational by December 2018, is expected to deliver significant financial benefits, reducing the school’s carbon footprint and CO2 emissions by 655 tonnes annually. The installation reinforces Christ Church Grammar School’s commitment to creating a more sustainable world.
The School selected Perdaman Advanced Energy earlier this year to develop the solar photovoltaic system for its Claremont campus. Mr John Poynton AO, Chairman of Christ Church Grammar School, said savings made by the school would be reinvested into teaching and further campus development. Mr Poynton said it was both a sound business decision and an ethical one.
“Christ Church Grammar School has made an investment in solar power because not only do we want to reduce our carbon footprint for the benefit of future generations, we know that it will deliver financial benefits of around $195,000 per year.”
School Principal Alan Jones said, “We are conveying to our students that everyone has a part to play in creating a more sustainable world. Christ Church Grammar School is setting a new benchmark for the scale of solar deployed on a school campus and I expect more schools will follow.”