John Fawkner College: developing every child and nurturing the environment in which they live.
- 80kW solar system installed (across all schools)
- Currently saving $25,000 per annum in energy bills
- The schools combined saves the planet 148,000kg of CO2 emissions per annum – taking action in combating climate change!
John Fawkner College (JFC) is a public co-educational secondary school located in Fawkner, Victoria with approximately 400 students from Year 7 to year 12. The school is committed to reducing its carbon emissions and electricity costs.
Thanks to fundraising efforts, JFC were able to match the value of a state government grant, dollar-for-dollar and invested these funds into solar energy. JFC were able to install a 25kW system and now enjoy savings of over $7,000 per year.
Four schools within the City of Moreland (Melbourne) have recently installed solar PV systems totalling 80kW. The four schools now generate a combined 148,000 kWh of clean electricity each year. Electricity that would otherwise have come from coal. This is the equivalent of taking 37 cars off the road or leaving 148 average lightbulbs on for 8.78 years.
The upshot is that each school now saves enough money on their energy bills to spend on much needed classroom resources.