Christ Church Grammar School to have largest solar powered system fitted on an Australian school

Christ Church Grammar School's new solar photovoltaic system. Photos: supplied
Christ Church Grammar School's new solar photovoltaic system. Photos: supplied

CHRIST Church Grammar School (CCGS) will have the largest and most efficient solar powered system ever fitted on an Australian school by December this year.

The 670-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system will deliver significant financial benefits, and reduce the school’s carbon footprint and CO2 emissions by 655 tonnes annually.

Christ Church Grammar School’s new solar photovoltaic system, as seen from the air.

The school selected Perdaman Advanced Energy earlier this year to develop the system.

CCGS Chairman John Poynton said savings made by the school will be reinvested into teaching and further campus development.

Mr Poynton said it was both a business and ethical based decision.

“CCGS has made an investment in solar power because not only do we want to reduce our carbon footprint for the benefit of future generations, we know that it will deliver financial benefits of around $195,000 per year,” he said.

Perdaman Managing Director Dominic Da Cruz said CCGS had plenty of roof space and solar panels work all year to produce electricity.

“Excess energy will be sold back to the grid, and in the not too distant future, batteries will be able to store surplus electricity which will kick in during the School’s peak periods of usage,” he said.