Schools, kindergartens and community organisations in Western Victoria have the chance to make the switch to solar as part of the latest round of Brumby Labor Government grants to assist them install photovoltaic systems on their buildings.
“The Brumby Labor Government has committed $5 million over four years to the Victorian Solar in Schools Initiative to make it easier for schools, kindergartens and community groups to install solar panels on their roofs,” Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP said.
“This initiative is another way we are working with the community, and in particular young people, to make Victoria a more sustainable place to live now and in the future.
“Under the Victorian Solar in Schools Initiative, now in its fifth round, rebates of up to $5000 are available for eligible organisations looking to install solar systems ranging from 1kW to 7kW on their roofs.”
Since 2007, the program has approved solar systems for 300 schools and 41 community organisations.
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Ms Tierney said the Victorian Solar in Schools Initiative helped young people learn about living more sustainably.
“A major focus of project is for schools to develop education activities around the solar installations and to communicate the benefits to their local communities through school activities, local media, websites and newsletters,” Ms Tierney said.
“This is a key Government initiative that helps Victorians tackle climate change at a local level and encouraging greater uptake of clean, renewable energy within our communities,” Ms Tierney said.
For more information visit: www.resourcesmart.vic.gov.au/for_educators/rebates_and_grants.html