Over the last school holidays Belle Vue Park Primary School in Glenroy installed solar on their roof. The system will reduce the school’s carbon emissions and will also save thousands of dollars a year on their electricity bills.
Belle Vue Park Primary school approached MEFL last year to discuss energy efficiency and solar. MEFL assisted the school in obtaining three solar quotes from our carefully selected commercial installers. MEFL was also able to assist the school in understanding their quotes, in order for them to make an informed decision.
The school installed a 29.9kW system (115 panels). The system should generate enough electricity to supply at least 57% of the school’s electricity needs, saving them thousands of dollars per year. In the first year the system should save the school over five thousand dollars.
Belle Vue Park Primary School has an active student Green Team. The team are excited about the school generating their own clean energy. The money saved will be able to go toward other valuable resources for the school.
Schools are a ‘no-brainer’ when it comes to installing solar, as they mostly use power during daylight hours. Over the school holidays when the school’s energy needs will be much lower, the solar power will go into the grid for someone else to use and the school will receive a Feed-in Tariff (FiT) for the surplus power.
If you are part of a school or community organisation and are considering solar call the Positive Charge team on 9385 8555 to discuss getting some help with obtaining and understanding quotes.