Emanuel School has joined the solar power revolution happening across Australia by installing one of the largest solar power systems in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.
The 92kW systems on the roofs of the Kleinlehrer Family LINC Building and the Lehrer Family Building will produce clean green energy to power learning facilities, providing a real-life lesson about renewable energy and local climate change solutions to the School’s Years K-12 students. This is the School’s third photovoltaic installation over the last 10 years.
Emanuel School is leading the way in reducing its environmental footprint and is one of only three schools in Randwick City that is currently using substantial renewable solar energy, with the help of Solar My School.
The system will help save the School close to $20,000 on its annual energy bills, produce renewable energy equal to powering 645 school computers each year, and help avoid 115 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions, like taking 40 cars off the road annually.
Emanuel has been able to go solar with the help of the Solar My School program. This award-winning initiative is jointly run by Waverley, Woollahra and Randwick Councils to help schools across the Eastern Suburbs access the benefits of solar power easily.