Why do Schools & Education Sectors need To Install Solar?

John Colet School is a multi-faith co-educational infant and primary school located on the shore of northern beaches in Sydney, Australia. They have a large number of students, therefore, a heavy load on electricity during school hours. Air conditioning running throughout the day, lights, computer labs, projectors and more all contribute to this heavy demand for electricity.

Space Solar Service provided the John Colet School a solution to reduce the heavy demand for electricity. On 5th December 2015, the Space Solar team installed a customized 33KW sized solar system. We designed and structured a multi roof installation using the latest Trina Solar products. The Trina Honey panel was used in the installation for its high power output which means performance is not compromised on cloudy days.

John Colet School Solar Panels Aerial View

After Space Solar Service provided John Colet School with some top of the range solar systems, the school board, and parent committee both came to an agreement to go ahead with installing an Enphase system despite the higher cost. After a lengthy discussion and decision making, both the school and parents felt the need to invest in an Enphase micro system because it eliminates the use of a DC cable and rooftop isolators making it the safest possible system for kids. During the decision-making process by the school, the parent’s committee organized a fundraiser to support the school to purchase the Micros system.

The school, parents, and students were all happy with the decision made to purchase the Enphase solar system. Installing the Enphase system has helped the school lower its electricity costs and further exemplified its contribution to creating a greener environment. The Enphase system allows the school to be able to monitor the system’s total production and consumption which will help the board identify if any issues require maintenance by Space Solar Service. This is not only convenient during school hours but even during school holidays as the school will start feeding the solar-generated power to the grid thus getting credit from the grid company.

John Colet School Solar Panels Aerial View

Reasons to install a high-quality service for educational services:

  1. Australian Solar School Program (Grants and bonuses)
  2. Constant savings on energy
  3. Investment opportunity in better school accessories through costs saved
  4. Start to a greener and safer future for the generation to come
  5. Educating children on the solar products that have been installed
  6. Less resource pollution

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John Colet School is looking around 5 years to get the return of invest money back for the savings made on electricity. Additionally, the Enphase system requires minimal maintenance due to its high tech nature. The products offered by Space Solar Service to the John Colet School come with a full 10 years warranty, which will remove any concerns for future service costs and repairs.

  • Space Solar Editorial Team

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