National Schools Program
Over $217 million was provided to 5,310 schools (or almost 60 per cent of all Australian schools) to install renewable energy systems, rainwater tanks and a range energy efficiency measures.
The solar power systems installed produce enough electricity to power the equivalent of 4600 average households every day.
The funding helped to educate students about renewable energy and energy efficiency, and that everyday actions can prevent the production of millions of tonnes of carbon pollution.
The programme closed on 30 June 2013.
Through the National Solar Schools Program, WA Alternative Energy has developed, engineered and installed over 800kW to over 80 schools across Western Australia.
The National Solar Schools Program has been rewarding on many levels. Not only do the
schools save on energy costs and reduce their carbon emissions, but through the
program the students learn first-hand about solar energy, how it works and the
benefits it has for not only their school but also their home and community.