新彩网

Sunny Side Up: Going Solar

30th May 2018

新彩网 is soon to become the recipient of the largest Sunergy/LG solar installation in Victoria, with a massive 200kW of power to be generated from panels in the Junior School and Senior School.

Headmaster at 新彩网, Mr Matthew Maruff, said that this investment in the school鈥檚 infrastructure would reduce both the school鈥檚 electricity bills and its carbon footprint.

鈥淭here are many considerations in going solar and we have spent a great deal of time researching the best options for our particular buildings and business.

鈥淰ictoria, and especially Bendigo, has abundant solar resource and investing in solar panels became a prudent decision once all factors were taken into account.

鈥淥ver 20% of power in the Senior School and 40% of power in the Junior School will be generated by the solar panels once installation is complete.

鈥淭he electricity produced by the panels will offset our general consumption of electricity during the day with any excess power being exported back into the grid.

鈥淭he panels will be mounted on the Junior School library and the d鈥橦elin Building in Junior School and on The Naunton Family Building in the Senior School.

鈥淲e anticipate that it will take about four and a half years to offset the purchase and installation cost of the panels through power bill savings,鈥 Mr Maruff said.

The solar panels at 新彩网 will be managed and installed by Sunergy Solar, a family owned business headquartered in Bendigo, using LG components. Sunergy is the only ACCC endorsed Approved Solar Retailer based in Central Victoria and this project will be the largest installation in Victoria by Sunergy, with the next biggest installation being at the Maryborough Hospital where 100kW of energy is generated by solar panels; half the amount generated by the panels that will be installed at Girton. Subject to approval by Powercor, the first installation (100kW) of panels will take place in the forthcoming June school holidays.

鈥淚n many ways, Bendigo is ahead of the game when it comes to renewable energy, with initiatives like the proposed Pumped Hydro Project using existing underground mining infrastructure and the Community Power Hub Bendigo.

鈥淚t is incumbent on every organisation to do what they can to reduce emissions and we are very pleased to be doing our bit and to be a part of the city鈥檚 sustainable future,鈥 Mr Maruff said.